Fort Lauderdale Beach Restoration Begins 5 Months After Dramatic Erosion From Hurricane Sandy (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

A procession of trucks rumbled into Fort Lauderdale on Monday, bringing the first deliveries of new sand to a beach washed away five months ago by Hurricane Sandy.

About 100 trucks a day are expected for the next month or so to deliver sand hauled from a mine west of Lake Okeechobee. Directed by workers in orange vests, the trucks lined up Monday on State Road A1A and waited their turn to dump their loads onto the beach.

The $1.5 million beach restoration work, being done by Eastman Aggregate Enterprises of Lake Worth, will bring 22,500 cubic yards of sand to Fort Lauderdale. The