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Hydro One sends crews to U.S. to help restore power after brutal nor’easter

Click to play video: 'Violent nor’easter slams U.S. East Coast, kills at least 7' Violent nor’easter slams U.S. East Coast, kills at least 7
WATCH ABOVE: A powerful storm ripped across the U.S. East Coast, leaving a trail of destruction and flooding in its wake. About 80 million people were in the violent nor’easter’s path, which left at least seven people dead. Jennifer Johnson reports – Mar 3, 2018

TORONTO – Hydro One is sending crews to the Boston and Baltimore areas to help restore power in the wake of the brutal nor’easter that hammered the U.S. and parts of Atlantic Canada last week.

Along with tidal waves and coastal flooding, the storm caused power outages that left more than a million Americans shivering in the dark.

READ MORE: As deadly nor’easter recedes, coastal communities left to pick up the pieces

In a release issued early Sunday morning, Hydro One says it has mobilized approximately 150 power line workers and another 25 support staff to help with the restoration effort.

The Ontario utility says its crews should get to the affected areas by this evening.

WATCH: Cleanup begins in eastern states after nor’easter sweeps through U.S.

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Cleanup begins in eastern states after nor’easter sweeps through U.S – Mar 4, 2018

As part of the North Atlantic Mutual Assistance Group, Hydro One has reciprocal agreements with North American utilities to provide assistance during major power outages, with all costs covered by the utilities receiving help.

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READ MORE: Nor’easter pounds Atlantic coast with hurricane-force winds, at least 7 killed

Chief Operating Officer Greg Kiraly says this is the fourth time in the past year that Hydro One has deployed resources to help out other utilities.

WATCH: Nor’easter bringing torrential flooding to coastal parts of Massachusetts

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Nor’easter bringing torrential flooding to coastal parts of Massachusetts – Mar 2, 2018

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