GMP Preparing for Thunderstorm Damage and Outages

COLCHESTER, Vt. - Vermont's largest utility is preparing for the possibility of strong thunderstorms that could hit the region Friday afternoon and this weekend.

"Recent rainfall has saturated the ground, so there is risk of run-off, flooding and up-rooting of trees, which can cause outages,” said Green Mountain Power spokesperson Dorothy Schnure.

“Our dedicated crews will work as quickly and safely as possible to restore any damage. We also have outside crews on alert in case they’re needed to help with power restoration from this storm that could cause outages across the state,”added Schnure.

GMP says to be aware of downed power lines as they can be live and dangerous.

“We urge Vermonters to stay safe during these storms. In addition to staying away from downed power lines that could still carry electricity, stay away from river banks and hydroelectric facilities during storms. And please don’t drive through flooded roads,” said Schnure.

You can find updates from GMP on social media or on its website. To report a power outage call 1-888-835-4672.


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