GMP Crews Restoring Power and Ready if Storm Brings Outages this Afternoon

29 December 2015

Most Outages from Trees, Branches & Car Accidents from Icy Conditions
COLCHESTER, Vt. – Green Mountain Power crews began early this morning restoring power to customers as snow and ice brought down trees and branches causing outages. Power has been restored to more than 250 customers, while crews work to repair service to the 75 customers currently out and additional ones that may develop in the ongoing wintery weather.  
“With our advance preparation, crews were ready to respond quickly to outages as they began early this morning,” said Dorothy Schnure, GMP spokesperson. “The continuing storm could bring additional outages this afternoon, and we have people in place to make repairs quickly and safely.”
Early morning outages were largely in southern Vermont, mostly Sunderland and Killington. There were several car accidents causing outages, including one in Barre that was caused by a car slipping into a pole, and power there is expected to be restored shortly.  
“We are watching the weather closely and we continue to work safely and remind customers to stay away from any downed lines and stay safe on the roads,” said Schnure.
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 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