- Forecasts call for heavy wet snow across higher elevations in Central and Southern Vermont
- Long duration storm with possible tough travel conditions Monday night through Wednesday morning
- Power outages likely with this forecast, GMP ready to respond
COLCHESTER, Vt. – Green Mountain Power (GMP) is alerting customers to a large winter storm system that forecasters say will affect the Northeastern U.S. including parts of Vermont starting Monday evening. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for parts of Vermont due to the likelihood of heavy, wet snow starting Monday evening and continuing throughout Wednesday morning. Large amounts of heavy, wet snow are forecasted in higher elevation areas of Central and Southern Vermont.
“We want customers to be aware of the changing conditions in the forecast and to be safe. Travel could be difficult, and snow may be heavy enough and wet enough in some higher elevation areas to weigh down trees and lines. We’ve been tracking multiple forecasts for days so we can respond as quickly as safely possible for customers,” said Mike Burke, GMP’s vice president of Field Operations. “GMP also has extra crews available to respond alongside our own field crews, if needed. The forecast continues to have slight changes depending on the exact track of the storm.”
GMP is reminding customers that if there are any downed lines or trees, to stay far away and contact GMP. Also, any time of year is a good idea to have some basics on hand, including:
– A charged cellphone
– Flashlights with fresh batteries
– Bottled water
Using the GMP app is a convenient way to report outages, track restoration, and manage your GMP account. You can also report outages through the Outage Center on GMP’s website or call GMP at 888-835-4672. More storm preparation and safety tips are available on GMP’s website.
We want customers to be aware of the changing conditions in the forecast and to be safe. Travel could be difficult, and snow may be heavy enough and wet enough in some higher elevation areas to weigh down trees and lines.Mike Burke, GMP’s vice president of Field Operations