Crews Return in Time to Prepare for Next Storm Wednesday
06 March 2018
Colchester, Vt – Green Mountain Power crews are returning to Vermont this evening after helping to restore power to thousands of homes and businesses in the Hudson Valley, NY, after devastating winds and heavy wet snow caused massive damage. The team returning this evening will join other GMP crews who stayed in Vermont, so they can be rested and prepared for the upcoming snow storm expected Wednesday afternoon through Thursday.
“Our crews had a warm welcome from the local population in the Hudson Valley, with many stories of how they appreciated seeing the crews from the Green Mountains,” said Kristin Carlson, Vice President of External Affairs. “We are so pleased we were able to help, and now it is time for them to return so that we can be ready to restore power here if the upcoming storm causes outages.”
Forty-five GMP lineworkers, supervisors, and mechanics went to the Hudson Valley on Saturday to help restore power after storms left millions across the Northeast without power.
Green Mountain Power is prepared for this new storm expected to affect all parts of Vermont Wednesday and Thursday, with heavy snows up to one foot forecasted. Neighboring utilities in the region are still in full restoration mode from the initial storm, which could make it challenging to line up external crews if needed.
GMP reminds the public to be prepared for possible outages and stay safe by staying well away from any downed lines or trees that may have lines tangled in them, as the lines could still be carrying electricity. For more storm safety tips go to the 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 greenmountainpower.com/textalerts. Customers can also sign up for GMP’s app to report outages with a touch of a finger at the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and search for GMP. Customers may also report outages by calling 1-888-835-4672, or visiting GMP’s Outage Center page at Outage Center
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.