AUGUSTA — Department of Transportation crews are back home in Maine after spending nearly two weeks helping repair infrastructure in Vermont damaged by heavy rains from the remnants of Hurricane Irene.

The department sent 149 workers who volunteered to be a part of Vermont’s recovery effort.

DOT regional manager Mike Burns tells WABI-TV  that the crews worked 15-hour days for 12 days repairing roadways, inspecting bridges and doing other things asked of them.

Officials say the department sent maintenance crews, bridge inspectors, engineers and a dive team.