|Updated: 12/21/2013 11:04 pm
||Published: 12/21/2013 1:06 pm
Should the ice lead to widespread power outages, PSO has 500 contractors and sub-contractors on stand-by ready to join 200 PSO crew-members.
As crews wait to be stationed, officials say they learned a lot from the ice storm of 2007.
PSO spokesperson Stan Whiteford said since the ice storm in 2007, crews have learned how to manage things better.
"We did learn how to manage a large number of resources that come in and how to work with the fairgrounds and the facility there to make things as efficient as possible," Whiteford said. "We learned how to get crews the equipment they need to go out: supplies, wires, transformers, insulators. These things are needed to be replaced when you have a big icing event."
PSO said that if less than a half-inch of ice collected on trees and power lines, people won't have too many problems.