CHARLOTTE -- About 35 Duke Energy line workers and support personnel will return to Charlotte after working in Ponce, Puerto Rico, to rebuild electric infrastructure and restore power after Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory last year. 

Everyone on the team traveling to Charlotte lives and works in locations in the western part of the Carolinas.    ​

Overall, more than 200 Duke Energy linemen, technicians and support staff worked in Puerto Rico since Jan. 14.

They restored power to more than 95 percent of homes and businesses in the Ponce region, and assisted with restoration efforts in the western part of the Caguas region.​

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