ROCKY HILL, Conn. (WTNH) -- Dressed in hard hats, rubber gloves and heavy gear; CL&P workers are on the job, no matter the weather.
"Working through the heat is brutal, wear rubber gloves and rubber sleeves, and a harness," said Darren Carrillo, CL&P chief lineman.
On Wednesday some of the guys were working to get the power on at a new business. They have also been working to keep the power on at your home, which is especially important during the heat wave.
This week, our fans and air conditioners are working overtime.
"We're customers as well as the people that supply the power," Carrillo said. "People need air conditioning and we're the only line of defense I guess."
And on the front lines of electricity and power, as they suffer through the sun and sweat, they also take care of their heat health.
"We try to come down and take as many breaks as we can. And a lot of water," Carrillo said. "They give us plenty of water and we try to stay hydrated to beat the heat."
Beating the heat, they say, beats working in the snow.
"I think I'd probably rather be out here today because in the winter time, it's brutal, you're soaking wet, everything turns to ice, it's really cold," said Carrillo.
And to think that could be less than six months away.
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