Utility workers face tasks monumental and mundane - Article Photos 1/4

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, file photo, a utility crew works to restore power on Long Beach Island, N.J., after communities on the island sustained damage from Superstorm Sandy. With 1.9 million residents still without power, 67,000 utility workers are trying to restore power in the Northeast. But besides cleaning parts, testing wires and cutting trees, the storm surge added another dimension to the work by attacking the utilities’ internal equipment. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)