8 July 2017
Crews are Responding to Thousands of Outages Across the State
COLCHESTER, Vt. – Green Mountain Power (GMP) line crews are out in force repairing damage from today’s summer thunderstorms. Thousands have lost power as lightening took down trees and power lines. There are approximately 2,400 still without power as of 5:30 p.m. GMP encourages everyone to stay safe, as there could be more storms and the potential for additional outages this evening. There is a new, less severe, cluster of storms working its way into Vermont from New York that could cause damage, potentially in multiple areas in the state.
“Our team is working as safely and efficiently as we can to repair damage and restore power,” said Dotty Schnure, GMP Spokesperson. “We urge the public to be safe, never come into contact with down lines and report outages and damage to us right away.”
Crews are out in many Vermont counties restoring power in more than 30 towns across the state. Work will continue into night, and into Sunday evening for the areas hardest hit, such as remote sections of Montpelier.
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, award-winning app, by calling 1-888-835-4672, or visiting GMP’s Outage Center page at www.greenmountainpower.com.
To sign up for the text service, simply text REG to 46788 or GMPVT, or sign up online at greenmountainpower.com/textalerts. Customers can sign up for GMP’s app at the Apple App Store or Google Play Store by searching for GMP.
About Green Mountain Power
Green Mountain Power (GMP) serves approximately 265,000 residential and business customers in Vermont and has a vision to be the best small company in America by 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.
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