By Jennifer McRae

DENVER (CBS4)– Xcel Energy is sending about 250 employees to help restore power after Hurricane Laura. At least 670,000 customers were left without electricity following the storm.

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Xcel employees and contractors from Colorado and other states left for Louisiana this week to help local energy companies.

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Power restoration efforts are expected to last a couple of weeks.

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At the hurricane’s peak, winds of 150 mph slammed into structures. The storm is blamed for at least 14 deaths and billions of dollars in damage in Louisiana and Texas.

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Jennifer McRae

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