WPS employees head to Georgia to help with Irma relief

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (WBAY) -- Dozens of Wisconsin Public Service employees are on their way to help out with Hurricane Irma relief.

Wisconsin Public Service utility repair truck

More than 200 people left for Atlanta, Georgia from Ashwaubenon Wednesday morning, adding to the 75 others who had already left. Crews will be assisting Georgia Power.

Those heading there say they love being able to brighten the day of those who have recently been without power.

"Without power it's really hard to do day to day stuff, so, when we come into a site and they see these trucks roll in, there's a lot of joy and excitement with the customers for the local people and once we restore it there's people honking, waving, a lot of gratification when you get this," said Mark Slusarek, WPS lineman.

Crews expect to be there late Thursday night and will be there for a couple of weeks.