Springfield's City Utilities sending crews to Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Springfield's City Utilities is sending electrical crews to Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma.

CU announced the decision Wednesday morning. The Springfield crews will set up in Jacksonville to wait out the storm. Then they will go where they are needed to restore power.

The Category 5 storm is expected to reach Florida this weekend.