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MESQUITE, Texas -

More than 100 Oncor employees and contracters left Monday morning to help with expected power outages on the east coast after Hurricane Sandy comes ashore.

About 60 employees are headed to Maryland to help Baltimore Gas & Electric, and another 50 contractors will help BG&E and Con Edison of New York.

The North Texas-based crews are expecting to be gone for up to two weeks. If Hurricane Sandy and a predicted nor'easter collide as predicted, tens of thousands of people could lose power.

"It will take 22 hours for our crews to get there. We plan on arriving with the storms," said Oncor spokesman Kris Spears. "We really don't know what we're going to encounter. It's going to be half hurricane, half nor'easter."

The trucks started rolling about 6:30 a.m. from six different Oncor facilities around North Texas. Oncor is contracted to provide mutual assistance with several different power companies across the United States.

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