Forecasters Predicting Possible Outages from Ice, Snow and High Winds
13 April 2018
COLCHESTER, Vt. – Green Mountain Power is ready to respond to possible outages this weekend as a storm moves into Vermont that forecasters say could bring wet snow, icing and possible gusty winds. Forecasters say some of the worst weather could be in parts of the state hardest hit by the wind storm last week.
GMP tracks the weather through multiple forecasters, watching for possible impacts to customers. Forecasters are saying the areas most at risk for possible outages from the winter precipitation are Rutland, Windsor, Windham and Bennington Counties, but the storm will roll across the entire state Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening. Forecasters are also watching possible gusty winds up to 40 MPH starting late Sunday into Monday morning through Monday afternoon.
GMP is making preparations with line crews and tree crews so they can move swiftly and safely to get the lights back on if outages occur. The company is encouraging customers to follow the forecast, prepare for possible outages and to stay well away from any downed lines.
For storm safety tips go to: http://www.gmpsnapshot.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 gmpsnapshot.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 888-835-4672, or visiting GMP’s Outage Center page at www.gmpsnapshot.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.gmpsnapshot.greenmountainpower.com. Connect with GMP on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @GreenMtnPower.
Kristin Kelly, Green Mountain Power