LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- They've spent more than a month helping to restore power to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, and Thursday night, LG&E and KU crews returned home.

Workers got a warm welcome at the Louisville International Airport from their families, who have been anxiously waiting for this moment. The group of about 30 include linemen and other support personnel.

They've been working alongside crews from around the country, slowly overcoming the devastation Puerto Rico suffered from Hurricane Maria.

"That one time we turned on the 600 customers, we were on top of the mountain," said Danny Travis, a supervisor for Kentucky Utilities. "When they closed the fuse, you could hear them screaming off down in the valley, and it was echoing. That was awesome. That was awesome. It really was."

On Wednesday a second wave of LG&E and KU workers left Louisville for Puerto Rico.

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