DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — The Miami Valley is getting a jump on assistance for Hurricane Irma.
Several DP&L crews left Dayton on Thursday morning, beginning the trip to Florida.
The crews will help with restoration efforts, if Irma makes landfall in Florida.
DP&L is part of a mutual assistance network to aid electric and utility operations during emergencies.
That network has been mobilized as Hurricane Irma moves close to Florida.
16 DP&L linemen are part of the crew that made the trip south. The group left without an exact destination, and the areas where they’ll eventually work is still being determined.
DP&L is partnering with Duke Energy Florida on the project.