Forecasters are calling for heavy wet snow, mixed with possible sleet and rain to hit Vermont Friday morning starting in Southern Vermont. The storm will then move North through Friday into the evening and into Saturday morning. Green Mountain Power is preparing to ensure customer safety and reliability. In addition to internal crews, GMP has lined up external crews to help with restoration from this storm that could cause damage statewide.
"GMP is preparing for this Spring storm that is expected to cause outages. The heavy wet snow forecasted can lead to downed trees and power lines. Our dedicated crews will work as quickly and safely as possible to restore any damage," said Kristin Carlson, Green Mountain Power vice president of external affairs.
Power lines may be live and dangerous, even if on the ground or tangled in trees and Green Mountain Power urges people to stay away from any downed line and call GMP or emergency officials. For additional safety information and to prepare for the storm and outages customers can visit: http://www.greenmountainpower.com/learn/safety-guide/
"Being prepared in advance is key to being able to respond quickly to whatever damage Mother Nature brings. We are ready," Carlson said.
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 or app, as well as calling 1-888-835-4672, or visiting GMP's Outage Center page at www.greenmountainpower.com.
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 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.
About Green Mountain Power:
Green Mountain Power (GMP) serves approximately 265,000 residential and business customers in Vermont and is partnering with Vermonters 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.greenmountainpower.com. Connect with GMP on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @GreenMtnPower.