DTE, Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico

DETROIT (WWJ) — DTE Energy is answering the call to help restore power to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.

Officials say several DTE workers — including 50 DTE linemen and 30 additional personnel — will be going to Puerto Rico in early January to aid with restoration efforts.

Due to the complicated logistics of moving equipment to the island, bucket trucks, pickups, vans, diggers and other vehicles will travel by convoy to Norfolk, Virginia starting on Tuesday to be loaded onto a barge for shipment to the island.

As part of a mutual aid agreement, DTE is one of about 18 energy companies from across the U.S. sending crews to the island.

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