Saturday, July 26, 2014 · 3:07 a.m.
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EPB contract crews are helping those impacted by last week's blizzard in New England. (Photo: MGNOnline)

EPB contract crews have gone to New England to help in the aftermath of last week's New England blizzard.

EPB spokesman John Pless said in a prepared statement that nine linemen are with two Davis H. Elliot crews working with Rochester Gas, Light and Electric in New York. 

Davis H. Elliot is a company that EPB contracts. Its crews help keep the local power system running, Pless said via email. 

He also said he will provide more information as it becomes available.

"EPB shares our thoughts for the linemen and their families for a safe return home," he said in a prepared statement. 

CBS News reported that last week's snowstorm dumped about three feet of snow and has caused at least 15 deaths. 

At the end of October, EPB sent 18 crews—a total of 54 people—to the Northeast after officials asked for help in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. 

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