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GMP Crews Tackle Storm Damage

24 June 2013

Most customers restored overnight

Rutland, VT…Green Mountain Power crews responded quickly to Sunday’s damaging storms and made significant progress overnight restoring power to approximately 10,000 customers. Customers were affected across the state, but most severely in the Rutland area. The high winds and rain brought down trees, poles and wires.

 

“Crews worked hard through the night,” said Dorothy Schnure, GMP’s corporate spokesperson. “With much of the damage concentrated in Rutland, we were able to bring many crews together into one area and restoration went quickly.”

 

By 6 a.m. Monday, only 300 customers remained without power.  Several broken poles still need to be replaced but GMP expects full restoration to be complete by mid-day.

 

Weather reports indicate the potential for more storms this week. GMP is watching the forecasts closely and has plans in place to be able to respond quickly.

 

 

About Green Mountain Power

Green Mountain Power (www.greenmountainpower.com) generates, transmits, distributes and sells electricity in the state of Vermont. The company, which serves more than 250,000 customers, has set its vision to be the best small utility in America.  



Dotty Schnure, Corporate Spokesperson, 802-655-8418