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Lineworkers honored and recognized for service during floods

Posted: 2:26 PM, Apr 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-08 15:26:54-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Today lineworkers (powerline workers) across the state were honored for the work they do everyday and were also recognized for their service during recent flooding.

The governor’s office says:

“When the lights go out, these men and women are the selfless workers that go out on weekends and holidays, in rainstorms and blizzards, during the day and in the dead of night, to restore power to Nebraska’s homes and businesses.”

Ricketts' office recognized the impact of lineworkers during recent floods:

“During the recent flooding that has impacted much of Nebraska, lineworkers worked overtime to restore service as quickly as possible. At the ceremony, Governor Ricketts thanked lineworkers throughout Nebraska for the great work they do to keep the lights on and help power Nebraska through the flood and severe weather recovery.”

Governor Pete Ricketts proclaimed April 8, 2019 Lineworkers Appreciation Day in Nebraska.