DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – More help is on the way.
Oncor is sending employees and contractors to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico where many residents remain without power after Hurricane Maria came through the island three months ago.READ MORE: Lakewood Neighborhood On Alert After Family Says 9-Year-Old Almost Kidnapped
Oncor is sending equipment and crews, along with a wave of 1,500 additional utility workers, to join the 4,000 utility workers that are already on the island.READ MORE: North Texas Crossing Guard Killed After Driver Accident In School Zone
About 10 Oncor trucks will deploy from Bedford, Texas on Wednesday morning to Lake Charles, Louisiana at about 9:00 a.m.
From there, the trucks will be loaded on barges in the Gulf of Mexico and taken to Puerto Rico.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: Investigation Continues Into Cause Of Military Plane Crash Into Texas Neighborhood
Oncor employees and contractors will then fly to the island during the week of Jan. 8 to begin restoration work, according to an Oncor news release.