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GMP Crews Continue Significant Progress Restoring Power to 111,750 Vermont Homes and Businesses After Massive Wind Storm

November 2, 2017

On the morning of the third day of this unprecedented windstorm, progress continues at a steady clip and an additional 100 lineworkers are joining the response. Crews have restored power to 111,750 customers, while working hard to bring service to the remaining 8620. GMP is now able to provide updated district/county area level restoration updates and once again extends its sincere appreciation to customers for their patience.

 "We are working 24/7 to restore power and appreciate the patience of those still without power, we understand how disruptive it is to be without electricity," said Kristin Carlson, GMP Vice President of Strategic and External Affairs. "It is so important for everyone to take care of each other to stay safe. If you have any questions or concerns about the safety of the electric system, please contact us."

While a few customers may remain out until Saturday, Green Mountain Power has new restoration estimates and now expects to restore power to the majority of the remaining customers much sooner, by Friday night. Below is a general timeframe of the latest point customers can expect to see power restored in that area, although many in these areas will have power restored sooner. GMP expects to make a lot of progress today, with thousands restored by the end of Wednesday.

  • Colchester area: Thursday noon
  • Middlebury area: Friday night
  • Montpelier area: Thursday night
  • Poultney area: Thursday noon
  • Royalton area: Friday night
  • Rutland area: Thursday night
  • Springfield area: Thursday night
  • St. Albans and Milton area: Friday night
  • St. Johnsbury area: Wednesday noon
  • Sunderland area: Wednesday night
  • Vergennes area: Friday night
  • Westminster area: Thursday night
  • White River Junction area: Thursday night

The state is assisting and setting up shelters. For more information call 211. For safety information, customers can visit: http://www.greenmountainpower.com/learn/safety-guide/

Customers may report outages and get updates through GMP's text service or app, as well as by calling 1-888-835-4672, or visiting GMP's Outage Center 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 http://www.greenmountainpower.com/textalerts. Customers can also download the GMP app at the App Store or Google Play Store to quickly and easily report outages.

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.

For more information:

Green Mountain Power

163 Acorn Ln
Colchester, Vermont
United States, 05446
Tel: 802-864-5731

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