Storms Cause Power Outages Across Vermont, New York

By Lesley Engle

Published 07/09 2014 08:59AM

Updated 07/09 2014 09:02AM

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Many people are without power Wednesday morning after a line of severe storms passed through the area on Tuesday evening.

As of 9 a.m. Wednesday, 3,063 people in Vermont did not have power. The bulk of outages are in Addison and Washington counties.

Green Mountain Power—Vermont’s largest utility, said advanced preparation for Tuesday’s storms helped them quickly restore power to more than 20,000 customers overnight.

"We brought in additional lineworkers and tree trimmers ahead of the storm and so we have an extensive workforce helping us, with more fresh crews arriving this morning," said Kristin Carlson, GMP spokesperson.

Carlson said they hope to have power restored to the hardest hit areas, including Addison & Washington counties, by Wednesday evening. All other areas should have power by noon.

This is the second major line of storms in a week.

In New York—Clinton and Essex counties each had seven outages.  

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