Raleigh is sending six public works employees to High Point this week to help with clean-up from the recent ice storm in the Triad.
Through a mutual aid agreement, Raleigh is sending the workers along with four dump trucks and one knuckle boom for up to two weeks. “Our response to the request for mutual aid was put together with the understanding it will not impact Raleigh’s critical needs,” City Manager Ruffin Hall wrote in a memo to the city council.
The Raleigh crews will be logging 12-hour shifts, and High Point will pay for their costs and hotel stays.
In the past, Raleigh has sent crews through mutual aid to Charleston, S.C., in the aftermath of Hurricane Fran, and to the Pitt County town of Grifton following flooding from Hurricane Floyd.
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According to the High Point Enterprise, the ice storm damage will cost the city $4.6 million.