LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- LG&E and Kentucky Utility crews arrived back in Louisville Friday to an emotional homecoming.

About 30 workers returned to Louisville International Airport to tears and lots of hugs.They'd been in Puerto Rico restoring power after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. Lineman and support personnel spent more than a month there helping to get the lights back on under some pretty tough conditions.

"The work was hard, but the reward was seeing them," service tech Jimmy Earles said. "You cried with them, you laughed with them, and you felt for them. So that's our reward for working."

This is the second and last group of LG&E and Kentucky Utility workers to return from the ravaged island. 

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