California PG&E workers in Florida dealing with new hazard -- alligators

JUPITER, Florida - One hundred PG&E workers are in Florida helping to restore power knocked out by Hurricane Irma, and the California employees are learning to deal with a new obstacle -- alligators.

The linemen from Pacific Gas & Electric are helping restore power to residents in Jupiter, Florida, spokesman Denny Boyles said. The crews are facing different hazards that they don't normally face while restoring power in California.

Alligators and snakes are new hazards for the California workers, Boyles said. Workers have all received safety training on how to spot alligators and the precautions they need to take while out in the field.

There have been several alligator sightings, including one Tuesday morning which was caught on video.


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