Forecasters Say Wind Speeds Predicted Could Lead to Possible Scattered Outages Tonight
COLCHESTER, Vt. – Green Mountain Power (GMP) is urging customers to be alert to the weather as forecasters call for difficult travel due to windy conditions and snow squalls starting later today. They say the winter blast will also bring plummeting temperatures, below zero wind chills and the possibility of scattered outages if wind speeds follow the forecast.
“We want customers to be safe and aware of what this storm could bring – including frigid temperatures. We follow multiple forecasts so we can respond as quickly as we safely can,” said Eric Lemery, who is leading planning for this storm for GMP. “Travel is expected to be difficult and always remember, you should assume any downed lines or trees are energized and stay far away from them for safety.”
You can be prepared for any storm by having items on hand like a fully charged cell phone, bottled water, battery-powered flashlights, emergency phone numbers, and a plan of where to go if you were to need to leave your home. For medical emergencies, call 911. You can find more storm safety tips on GMP’s website. You can report outages by calling (888) 835-4672, through GMP’s online Outage Center, and through GMP’s app.
About Green Mountain Power
Green Mountain Power (GMP) serves approximately 266,000 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 2019 GMP was honored by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Vermont Business Magazine with the Deane C. Davis Outstanding Vermont Business of the Year Award.
Kristin Kelly, Green Mountain Power
We want customers to be safe and aware of what this storm could bring – including frigid temperatures. We follow multiple forecasts so we can respond as quickly as we safely can.Eric Lemery, GMP Storm Preparation Lead