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City changes name to honor utility workers

Dec. 11, 2012 at 2:37 PM

GLEN ROCK, N.J., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A New Jersey city temporarily took on the name of a utility company to honor the work of its employees following Hurricane Sandy.

The city of Glen Rock temporarily renamed itself Oklahoma G&E, N.J., for a 24-hour period in honor of Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. crews who worked to restore power to the city after the October storm.

Mayor John van Keuren said the town's proclamation celebrated the workers' "great compassion and fortitude and graciousness while performing the repairs in an efficient way."

"Because the residents of Glen Rock appreciate the speed with which the OG&E crews responded to our need for power restoration, and because the residents of Glen Rock value the professionalism of their work," the proclamation reads.

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