On October 29, 2015

GMP crews worked through the night to restore power to more than 12,000 homes

Everyone impacted by wind storm had power back by morning

Wednesday’s strong wind storm blew down trees and branches, cutting power to thousands of Green Mountain Power customers. But by Thursday morning, Oct. 29, GMP had restored power to all 12,000 customers impacted by the storm.

“Early preparation before the storm hit helped assure that crews were in place across the state and could restore power quickly to all customers,” said Dorothy Schnure, GMP spokesperson.

Winds were strongest on the western part of the state, and the areas that sustained the most damage included Rutland, Royalton, St. Albans, Sunderland, Middlebury, Stamford and nearby towns.

Green Mountain Power continues to watch the weather closely, as a cold front this afternoon could bring new outages. Crews are resting now so that they will be ready for any new outages.

“After a relatively quiet summer, we are headed into a time of year when storms are more frequent,” Schnure said. “Safety is our number one priority during storms. We urge Vermonters to be ready, and always stay clear of and report downed power lines to us”

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, its app, by calling 1-888-835-4672, or visiting the company’s Outage Center page at www.greenmountainpower.com.

To sign up for the text service, simply text REG to GMPVT (46788), or sign up online at greenmountainpower.com/textalerts. Customers can also download GMP’s app at the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, just search for GMP.

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