GMP crews return in time to prepare for Wednesday storm

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GMP crews return in time to prepare for Wednesday storm

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 12:31pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Green Mountain Power crews are returning to Vermont Tuesday evening after helping to restore power to thousands of homes and businesses in the Hudson Valley, NY, after devastating winds and heavy wet snow caused massive damage. The team returning this evening will join other GMP crews who stayed in Vermont, so they can be rested and prepared for the upcoming snow storm expected Wednesday afternoon through Thursday.

“Our crews had a warm welcome from the local population in the Hudson Valley, with many stories of how they appreciated seeing the crews from the Green Mountains,” said Kristin Carlson, Vice President of External Affairs. “We are so pleased we were able to help, and now it is time for them to return so that we can be ready to restore power here if the upcoming storm causes outages.”

GMP photo of crews working in New York State.

Forty-five GMP lineworkers, supervisors, and mechanics went to the Hudson Valley on Saturday to help restore power after storms left millions across the Northeast without power.

Green Mountain Power is prepared for this new storm expected to affect all parts of Vermont Wednesday and Thursday, with heavy snows up to one foot forecasted. Neighboring utilities in the region are still in full restoration mode from the initial storm, which could make it challenging to line up external crews if needed.

GMP reminds the public to be prepared for possible outages and stay safe by staying well away from any downed lines or trees that may have lines tangled in them, as the lines could still be carrying electricity.  For more storm safety tips go to: http://www.greenmountainpower.com/community/safety/be-safe-in-a-storm/

Source: GMP 3.6.2018 www.greenmountainpower.com