GMP Reminds People to Stay Away from Downed Lines
28 October 2017
COLCHESTER, Vt. – Green Mountain Power has made extensive preparations for the severe winds predicted for late Sunday. Gusts up to 65 miles per hour are expected to knock down trees and branches across the state.
“Winds this strong cause a lot of damage to trees and power lines, and GMP crews are ready to restore power quickly and safely,” said Dorothy Schnure, Green Mountain Power spokesperson. “In addition to our dedicated GMP crews, we have arranged for additional contract crews to help us restore power as quickly and safely as possible.”
The strongest winds are expected late Sunday into Monday. The storm could also bring rainfall up to three inches, so Green Mountain Power has prepared for rising water by drawing down ponds behind hydro facilities.
“Keeping the public safe while we restore power is our top priority, and we remind people to stay away from all downed lines or quickly moving water and to keep children and pets far away,” said Schnure.
For additional safety information and to prepare for the storm and outages, customers can visit: http://www.greenmountainpower.com/learn/safety-guide/
Green Mountain Power will provide updates on Facebook, Twitter and to the media. Customers may report outages and get updates through GMP’s text service or app, as well as calling 1-888-835-4672, or visiting GMP’s Outage Center page at www.greenmountainpower.com.
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.
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.
Green Mountain Power