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PA Emergency Personnel on Watch

PA Emergency Personnel on Watch

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Utilities, road crews, and emergency management personnel throughout Pennsylvania say they are keeping a close watch on Hurricane Sandy.

Utility workers have been told to cancel vacations, state transportation officials are plotting strategy and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency has been in touch with federal weather forecasters about the likely path of the storm.

Hurricane Sandy barreled over Cuba and Haiti on Thursday. Forecasters say the hurricane will likely combine with other weather systems to bring high winds, heavy rains and possibly snow to the northeastern U.S.

PPL Corp. spokesman Michael Wood said the utility has canceled personal time for its workers, asked hundreds of local contractors to remain on standby and will import crews from its sister utility in Kentucky as early as Sunday night.