External Crews Lined Up to Help Restore Power from the Wet Heavy Snow
COLCHESTER, Vt. – The season’s first big snowstorm is on its way, with forecasters saying a Nor’easter will hit the Northeast starting late Thursday night and continuing into Saturday afternoon. In Vermont, up to a foot of wet heavy snow could blanket the region, starting late tonight in the south, and then moving up north through tomorrow. In addition to dangerous travel on the roads, wet heavy snow causes greater problems as it can weigh down trees and lines.
In addition to GMP field forces, external crews are lined up to help restore power from the storm.
“Our team is preparing for the forecast, and we will have our team ready to respond,” said Mike Burke, GMP’s Vice President of Field Operations. “The weight of the snow will be heavy with loading on trees and lines possible before the temperatures drop on Saturday. We urge people to be safe on the roads and stay alert to changing conditions that could be dangerous. People should always stay far away from any downed lines or trees as they could still be energized. Call us to help.”
GMP recommends customers have some basics on hand including:
- a charged cellphone
- the GMP app on your cellphone
- flashlights with fresh batteries
- bottled water
More storm preparation tips are available on GMP’s website. The GMP app is a convenient way to report outages, track power restoration times, as well as manage your GMP account from your cellphone. For medical emergencies, always call 911. You can also report outages by calling GMP at 888-835-4672, and through GMP’s online Outage Center.
About Green Mountain Power
Green Mountain Power (GMP) serves approximately 270,000 residential and business customers in Vermont and is partnering with them 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. GMP earned a spot on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in the World list four years in a row (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020). In 2021, the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) honored GMP as a nationwide leader in energy transformation, and in 2019 GMP earned the Deane C. Davis Outstanding Vermont Business of the Year Award from the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Vermont Business Magazine.
Kristin Carlson, Green Mountain Power