Impending Storm Causes Green Mountain Power to Change Scheduled Power Outage

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Update:  According to a media release, Green Mountain Power is rescheduling its planned power outage interruption that was supposed to happen on Thursday. 

Officials say the outage has been rescheduled due to the winter storm that’s planned to come to the area on Thursday.  

Green Mountain Power officials have rescheduled the outage to January 4 at 11 p.m.  If the weather is bad on January 4 the outage will be rescheduled to the same time on January 5.  

“Electrical safety is so important in storms that can bring down power lines,” said Dotty Schnure, GMP Spokesperson, said.

“People should stay away from any downed lines, even if on the ground or tangled in trees, and keep children and pets from the area until GMP arrives, as a downed line can be energized and dangerous,” added Schnure.

Here’s a list of the areas that will be experiencing the outages:

Underhill: All roads connecting with and including Stevensville Road, Pleasant Valley Road, River Road and Route 15.

Westford: Route 15 south of Hackett Lane, and all roads connected.

Jericho: All roads connecting with and including Route 15, Plains Road, Schillhammer Road, Fitzsimonds Road, Varney Road, Browns Trace, and parts of Lee River Road

Essex: All roads connecting with and including Weed Road, Browns River Road from the intersection with Weed Road and north, and roads off of Browns River Road, Lawrence Heights, and Old Pump Road.

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2,500 people will be impacted by scheduled power outages Thursday night, according to Green Mountain Power.

The outages will happen Thursday from 11 p.m. to midnight.

“We need to repair some equipment in the Underhill and Jericho area, so we’ve schedule a short outage, one hour long, so the line workers can safely do the work,” Dotty Schnure, GMP Spokesperson, said.

Here’s a list of the areas that will be experiencing the outages:

Underhill: All roads connecting with and including Stevensville Road, Pleasant Valley Road, River Road and Route 15.

Westford: Route 15 south of Hackett Lane, and all roads connected.

Jericho: All roads connecting with and including Route 15, Plains Road, Schillhammer Road, Fitzsimonds Road, Varney Road, Browns Trace, and parts of Lee River Road

Essex: All roads connecting with and including Weed Road, Browns River Road from the intersection with Weed Road and north, and roads off of Browns River Road, Lawrence Heights, and Old Pump Road.

GMP’s spokesperson says if you’re concerned about losing heat over night because of the outages and the cold, don’t worry. The company will reschedule the outage if there are storms or high winds in the area.

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