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Phoenix mayor to honor crews returning from NY

Jesus Rodriguez, lower right, and 61 other Salt River Project and Arizona Public Service workers sit aboard a Spirit Airlines chartered flight to go to Long Island, N.Y. to help restore electricity in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 in Mesa, Ariz. The 21 line crews and support staff expect to be in New York for about two weeks to assist the restoration that has left millions on the East Coast without power since the storm hit on Monday. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Charlie Leight)

Jesus Rodriguez, lower right, and 61 other Salt River Project and Arizona Public Service workers sit aboard a Spirit Airlines chartered flight to go to Long Island, N.Y. to help restore electricity in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 in Mesa, Ariz. The 21 line crews and support staff expect to be in New York for about two weeks to assist the restoration that has left millions on the East Coast without power since the storm hit on Monday. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Charlie Leight)

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will honor crews from Arizona Public Service and Salt River Project who recently returned from New York after helping restore power to residents in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

The mayor plans a proclamation for their efforts during a ceremony Tuesday morning.

Officials say about 100 workers from APS and SRP, along with 50 trucks, headed for Long Island, N.Y., on Nov. 2. The crews spent two weeks clearing damaged electrical equipment and replacing power poles and wires.

The event is set to be held at the Arizona Air National Guard where the APS and SRP trucks were flown from on military aircraft.

Arizona Air National Guard Col. Gary Brewer, APS Chairman and CEO Don Brandt and SRP General Manager and CEO Mark Bonsall were expected to attend.

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