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.

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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.

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About 10 Oncor trucks will deploy from Bedford, Texas on Wednesday morning to Lake Charles, Louisiana at about 9:00 a.m.

Oncor trucks (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

From there, the trucks will be loaded on barges in the Gulf of Mexico and taken to Puerto Rico.

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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.