GMP Crews Prepared for Upcoming Storm

28 December 2015

First Significant Snow Storm of Winter Could Cause Outages Around State
COLCHESTER, Vt. – Green Mountain Power is prepared to restore power if the winter storm predicted to begin early Tuesday morning causes outages. Crews are especially focused on areas forecasters predict could be hard hit, like the Middlebury and Rutland regions.
“Our crews are ready to respond quickly to any outages that may come with the first significant snow predicted for this winter,” said Dorothy Schnure, GMP spokesperson. “The wintery mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain and gusty winds can bring trees onto power lines, and the slippery roads often cause cars to slide into poles, also causing outages.”
Safety is important to keep in mind during winter storms. “Our crews are focused on quickly and safely restoring power. We also pay attention to customer safety and remind customers to be safe during winter storms by staying away from any downed power lines and by being extra careful on slippery roads,” said Schnure.
GMP has also arranged for additional contract crews to support the GMP crews.
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 or award winning app, as well as calling 1-888-835-4672, or visiting GMP’s Outage Center page at www.greenmountainpower.com.
To get the latest information on outages and restoration times, customers can sign up for text service alerts, by texting REG to 46788 or GMPVT, or signing up online at greenmountainpower.com/textalerts. Customers can also sign up for GMP’s award winning app to report outages with a touch of a finger at the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and search 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

Dorothy Schnure, Green Mountain Power, (802) 324-4418