Update: 11:26 a.m. A spokesman for Huntsville Utilities said no crews of theirs had been turned away in New Jersey but were in fact working in Long Island. Representatives for the other utilities mentioned in the WAFF report have not responded to inquiries.
According to a report from an Alabama television station, utility crews that traveled to New Jersey from the south were turned away this week by crews in New Jersey because they were not union members.
More than one million people in the state remain without power for a fifth day, but according to WAFF in Huntsville, Ala. crews from Huntsville Utilities, Decatur Utilities and Joe Wheeler got to New Jersey only to be told by workers already on the scene to stand down. One of the crews told the Alabama station they had received a call for help from Seaside Heights, but when they arrived were told by crews already working there they were not wanted.
One crew is idling in Roanoke, Va. to see if anyone decides they need their help, while another crew from Decatur turned around and headed home.
At least one of the crews headed to Long Island instead.
A spokesman for the governor did not immediately respond to an email for comment.
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