22 August 2017
Public Safety is High Priority – Stay Away from Downed Lines
COLCHESTER, Vt. – GMP crews are ready to restore power if this afternoon’s severe thunderstorms and high winds cause outages across Vermont.
“GMP is prepared for the upcoming storm that may cause outages across Vermont,” said Dorothy Schnure, GMP spokesperson. “Our dedicated crews are ready to work quickly and safely to restore any power outages that may occur.”
Forecasters are calling for possible severe thunderstorms and high winds across the state, particularly in northern areas. Scattered to isolated severe thunderstorms could begin as early as 3:30 p.m. today and continue through midnight.
Green Mountain Power reminds the public that downed lines may be live and dangerous, even if on the ground or tangled in trees. In addition, the storms can cause quickly rising water in rivers and near hydroelectric plants that can create unsafe conditions.
“Paying close attention to changing conditions can keep you safe,” cautioned Schnure. “Don’t approach any downed power lines or quickly moving water and keep children and pets far away.”
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.