Outages Possible, GMP Urging Customers to Stay Alert to Changing Conditions
COLCHESTER, Vt. – Forecasters are calling for a storm to bring heavy rain, lightning, and strong winds to most of Vermont starting early Thursday afternoon. GMP is urging safety for customers as some outages are possible and travel could be difficult during this regional storm.
GMP’s field forces are prepared to respond along with external help to supplement GMP crews if needed.
“We track multiple forecasts days in advance so that we are in the right place to respond as quickly and safely possible for customers. This storm could bring a lot of water in a short period of time that could impact road conditions, along with winds and lightning that could cause trees and branches to fall. For safety, never drive over any road with standing water on it or over or under downed power lines or trees. Customers should always stay far away from any downed lines or trees as they could still be energized. Call us to help,” said Eric Lemery at GMP who works in Field Operations.
To prepare for storms any time of year, GMP recommends customers have some basics on hand including:
- a charged cellphone
- the GMP app on your cell phone
- flashlights with fresh batteries
- bottled water
More storm preparation tips are available on GMP’s website. The GMP app is a great 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 serves approximately 270,000 residential and business customers in Vermont and is partnering with them to improve lives and transform communities. GMP is providing solutions to cut carbon and delivering electricity that is clean, affordable, and always on. 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 2022, GMP was named to TIME’s list of the 100 Most Influential Companies. Fast Company named GMP one of the top five Most Innovative Companies in North America in 2022. GMP also earned a spot on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in the World list in the energy sector four years in a row, the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) honored GMP as a nationwide leader in energy transformation.
Kristin Carlson, Green Mountain Power
This storm could bring a lot of water in a short period of time that could impact road conditions, along with winds and lightning that could cause trees and branches to fall. For safety, never drive over any road with standing water on it or over or under downed power lines or trees.Eric Lemery, Field Operations