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: HUD Awards $4M+ To Help End Childhood Homelessness In Tarrant County
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: Denton High School Pep Rally Canceled Due To 'Unsubstantiated Threat' On Social Media
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: Duncanville ISD Going Door-To-Door To Encourage High School Seniors Back To Class
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.