GMP restores power to all affected by ice storm

24 December 2013

Ice remaining on trees could cause new outages over next several days
38,000 customers restored

COLCHESTER, Vt. – Green Mountain Power has restored power to the 38,000 customers who lost power during the weekend ice storm. Ice remaining on trees is expected to continue to cause outages over the next several days, but GMP crews are standing ready to respond to any new outages through the holiday period.

“This has been a very challenging storm, and I am so happy that all of our customers have power restored before Christmas,” said Mary Powell, Green Mountain Power president and chief executive officer. “It is a testament to the hard working, dedicated GMP employees and the intense planning effort that positioned our crews where needed and brought more than 400 extra line workers and tree trimmers from out of state to help us respond quickly.”

Green Mountain Power alerts customers in areas where heavy ice remains on trees to be prepared for the possibility of new outages over the next several days as tree branches continue to break and sag into power lines, but assures them that GMP crews are ready to respond quickly.

Green Mountain Power is sending some of its own crews and releasing all its contract crews to assist other Vermont utilities, while staffing its own service territory with the remaining GMP crews available to respond to any new outages.

Customers may report outages by calling 1-888-835-4672, visiting GMP’s Outage Center page at www.greenmountainpower.com or mobile enhanced at m.greenmountainpower.com, or by clicking the “Power Out?” button on GMP’s Facebook site.

About Green Mountain Power
Green Mountain Power (www.greenmountainpower.com) generates, transmits, distributes and sells electricity in the state of Vermont. The company, which was named 2013 Utility of the Year by the Solar Electric Power Association, serves more than 250,000 customers, has set its vision to be the best small company in America. 

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