Windstorm Knocks Out Power to 8,100 in Vermont

20 January 2013

Rutland, VT…A winter wind storm has worked its way through Vermont interrupting service to 8,100 GMP customers as of 5:30 pm Sunday.  Damaging winds in excess of 50 mph wreaked havoc from the Massachusetts border north to the Canadian border.  The wind alert that was issued earlier in the day expired at 5:00pm this evening.  As a result, additional wide spread outages are not expected to continue.  Green Mountain Power line crews have restored power to 6,412 customers and will continue restoring power to the 1,688 that remain without electric service at this hour, expecting all customers to be back on by late this evening or early tomorrow morning.  “If you remain without power we encourage you to report your outage even if you have previously done so,” said Jeremy Baker, a GMP spokesperson.
GMP has enhanced its current outage reporting options.  The company has added a “Power Out” button on its Facebook page that allows customers an additional avenue to report an outage.  “We encourage our customers to use whatever method is most convenient for them. They can still call 1-888-835-4672 to report an outage; however, we have made it as easy as possible for our customers to provide us with their information via the web, their mobile phones, or Facebook,” Baker said.