Photo Credit: Spec. J.p. Lawrence, 42nd Infantry Division, New York Army National Guard
A New York Army National Guard check point marks the location of a downed utility line in Spring Valley, N.Y., Nov. 3, 2012. Almost 500 New York Army National Guard Soldiers have been dedicated to missions in Westchester and Rockland counties to work with utilities in restoring the power grid and on other missions in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The Soldiers have been trained to locate and safely mark and isolate downed power lines.