- Crews have restored power to 111,750 homes and businesses
- 100 additional lineworkers joined more than 500 internal and external lineworkers and tree trimmers
- Crews will continue working 24/7 to restore power to 8620 remaining without power
- Updated District/County Area updates now available, with restoration of almost all now a day earlier, by Friday night
1 November 2017
COLCHESTER, Vt. – On the morning of the third day of this unprecedented windstorm, progress continues at a steady clip and an additional 100 lineworkers are joining the response. Crews have restored power to 111,750 customers, while working hard to bring service to the remaining 8620. GMP is now able to provide updated district/county area level restoration updates and once again extends its sincere appreciation to customers for their patience.
“We are working 24/7 to restore power and appreciate the patience of those still without power, we understand how disruptive it is to be without electricity,” said Kristin Carlson, GMP Vice President of Strategic and External Affairs. “It is so important for everyone to take care of each other to stay safe. If you have any questions or concerns about the safety of the electric system, please contact us.”
While a few customers may remain out until Saturday, Green Mountain Power has new restoration estimates and now expects to restore power to the majority of the remaining customers much sooner, by Friday night. Below is a general timeframe of the latest point customers can expect to see power restored in that area, although many in these areas will have power restored sooner. GMP expects to make a lot of progress today, with thousands restored by the end of Wednesday.
Colchester area: Thursday noon
Middlebury area: Friday night
Montpelier area: Thursday night
Poultney area: Thursday noon
Royalton area: Friday night
Rutland area: Thursday night
Springfield area: Thursday night
St. Albans and Milton area: Friday night
St. Johnsbury area: Wednesday noon
Sunderland area: Wednesday night
Vergennes area: Friday night
Westminster area: Thursday night
White River Junction area: Thursday night
The state is assisting and setting up shelters. For more information call 211. For safety information, customers can visit: http://www.greenmountainpower.com/learn/safety-guide/
To get the latest information on outages and restoration times, customers can sign up for text service alerts, by texting REG to 46788 or GMPVT, or signing up online at http://www.greenmountainpower.com/textalerts. Customers can also download the GMP app at the App Store or Google Play Store to quickly and easily report outages.
About Green Mountain Power:
Green Mountain Power (GMP) serves approximately 265,000 residential and business customers in Vermont and is partnering with Vermonters to improve lives and transform communities. GMP is focused on a new way of doing business to meet the needs of customers with integrated energy services that help people use less energy and save money, while continuing to generate clean, cost-effective and reliable power in Vermont. GMP is the first utility in the world to get a B Corp certification, meeting rigorous social, environmental, accountability and transparency standards and committing to use business as a force for good. In 2014, Vote Solar named GMP a Solar Champion. More information at: www.greenmountainpower.com. Connect with GMP on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @GreenMtnPower.
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