Vermont Business Magazine Green Mountain Power has deployed its line crews from around the state into southern Vermont to ensure a strong response to outages caused by the wet, heavy snow that has already begun to fall. Forecasts indicate that heavy snow might continue, or the temperatures could rise slightly turning to rain, which would lessen outage impact.
“We are prepared for the forecast so that we have plenty of crews working to restore power if the wet snow continues,” said Kristin Carlson, GMP’s Vice President of Strategic and External Affairs. “We have already restored power to more than 3,000 customers and crews will keep working until all are back on.”
Green Mountain Power reminds the public to stay away from all down 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 company also cautioned that driving safely can help prevent outages, as cars hitting poles frequently cause outages during storms.
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
Source: GMP 3.2.2018