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KU Sends Vehicles Today To Help Puerto Rico

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- It has been three months since Hurricane Maria devastated much of Puerto Rico, and one third of the island is still without power.

Kentucky Utilities is preparing to send help Friday morning. 

The company will send about a dozen vehicles out around 7 a.m. and head to a port in Norfolk , Va. where they will be shipped by barge down to Puerto Rico.

They will join several United States energy providers to participate in a massive power restoration mission on the island.

Employees will assist efforts that are already being made down there to help the many families still in need, hoping to give them a fresh start in the new year.

Just the vehicles are being sent off to Puerto Rico on Friday. Travel plans for linemen and other employees are still being worked out, but they plan to fly by plane and arrive within the first two weeks of January. Work is expected to start on Jan. 15.

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