O&R and Con Ed crews, equipment to aid Puerto Rico power restoration


PEARL RIVER – A caravan of 70 vehicles from Orange and Rockland Utilities and Con Edison arrived Thursday at a shipping terminal in southern New Jersey and will be loaded onto a cargo ship for a trip to Puerto Rico, where they will be part of the massive campaign to restore power.
The island was decimated by hurricanes Irma and Maria.
More than 100 power line workers, technical specialists and support personnel will head to Puerto Rico next week help the island’s recovery from the recent storms.
“Many employees at Con Edison and O&R have deep connections with family or friends in Puerto Rico and they all are anxious to help,” said Con Ed Chairman John McAvoy.