Winter storm forecasted to bring strong gusty winds, wet snow

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Winter storm forecasted to bring strong gusty winds, wet snow

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 3:03pm -- tim

GMP Prepared to Respond, Urges Safety for Customers as Forecasters Predict Potential for Outages

Vermont Business Magazine Green Mountain Power (GMP) is alerting customers to severe weather starting late Wednesday through Thursday afternoon, as forecasters predict gusty winds along the western slopes of the Green Mountains reaching up to 70MPH in higher elevations, and the strong winds could take down trees and power lines. The storm is also expected to bring some heavy, wet snow and forecasters say that is most likely in higher elevations. GMP is prepared to respond as quickly and safely as possible for customers, and is urging them to be prepared for the possibility of scattered outages throughout GMP service territory.

“Travel could be tough and slow going and we are urging customers to be careful if they’re on the roads, and to be safe if there are outages. Stay away from any downed lines or trees  - call us,” said Eric Lemery who is leading GMP’s Field Operations for this storm. “We track multiple forecasts for days in advance of weather events like this and we will be in position to respond as swiftly and safely as we can for customers,” he said.

You can find storm safety tips on GMP’s website here: https://greenmountainpower.com/learn/safety-guide/ .

Text “REG” to 46788 to sign up for text alerts, and you can also sign up here: https://greenmountainpower.com/help/outages/outage-alerts/

Outages can be reported by calling 888-835-4672 or online at : https://outages.greenmountainpower.com.  Call 911 if you’re having a medical emergency.

About Green Mountain Power

Green Mountain Power (GMP) serves approximately 265,000 residential and business customers in Vermont and is partnering with them 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 earned a spot on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in the World list three years in a row (2017, 2018, 2019).  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. J.D. Power’s 2018 and 2019 rankings put GMP among top utilities for customer satisfaction. In 2019, GMP was named “One of the Best Places To Work in Vermont” by Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, and was the winner of the Deane C. Davis Outstanding Vermont Business of the Year Award.

Source: COLCHESTER, Vt. – Green Mountain Power 2.26.2020