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Twin Ports power crews head to Puerto Rico

Crews from Minnesota Power and Superior Water, Light and Power will head to Puerto Rico in early January to help restore power to thousands of people on the island.

Crews from Minnesota Power and Superior Water, Light and Power will head to Puerto Rico in early January to help restore power to thousands of people on the island.

Nearly 20 Twin Ports lineworkers and support staff will be part of “the first major wave of mainland industry assistance” since Puerto Rico was hit by hurricanes Irma and Maria in September, according to Minnesota Power.

Twelve Minnesota Power lineworkers, one Superior Water, Light and Power lineworker and one supervisor are expected to depart Jan. 12 for the island, where they’ll meet their trucks and equipment. They’ll be accompanied by a mechanic, an engineer and a logistics expert. They expect to be in the field working by Jan. 15 and stay in Puerto Rico for at least 30 days, according to Minnesota Power.

Minnesota Power is among the electric companies in the Edison Electric Institute that are sending a total of 1,500 restoration and support personnel to Puerto Rico to accelerate the ongoing efforts to restore power.

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