GMP Crews Prepared to Respond to Potential Outages from Winter Storm

23 January 2017

Crews Deployed Around the State, with Additional External Crews Ready to Help
COLCHESTER, Vt. – Forecasters are calling for a snowstorm to start this afternoon that could bring 4 to 7 inches of snow and strong winds, and continue through Tuesday with possible freezing rain.  Green Mountain Power has been tracking the storm and forecast since Friday, and is prepared to ensure customer safety and reliability throughout the storm.
“We are monitoring the weather closely and are prepared for the possibility of outages from winds and ice,” said Kristin Carlson, GMP’s chief communication executive. “In addition to our internal crews who are ready to respond, we also have lined up external resources if needed. The public should stay away from down power lines, as they may be live and dangerous, and be aware that downed trees could have power lines tangled in them and may also be unsafe.”
The storm is set to hit southern Vermont first Monday afternoon, and then continue with some forecasted statewide impacts with ice on Tuesday.
“Our top priority is to keep the public safe and get the lights back on. Our crews are ready. We will continue to monitor conditions and will keep customers updated through Facebook, Twitter and media announcements,” said Carlson.
 For storm safety tips go to: http://www.greenmountainpower.com/community/safety/be-safe-in-a-storm/
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. Customers may also report outages by calling 1-888-835-4672, or visiting GMP’s Outage Center page at www.greenmountainpower.com
About Green Mountain Power
About Green Mountain Power Green Mountain Power (GMP) serves approximately 265,000 residential and business customers in Vermont and is partnering with customers 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@GreenMtnPower.

Kristin Carlson
Green Mountain Power
(802) 229-8200