GMP alerting customers of forecasted strong winter storm starting early Monday

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GMP alerting customers of forecasted strong winter storm starting early Monday

Sun, 01/16/2022 - 3:01pm -- tim

Outages Possible, Customers Urged to Stay Alert to Changing Conditions

Vermont Business Magazine Green Mountain Power (GMP) is urging safety for customers as forecasters say a strong regional storm will reach Vermont early in the morning Monday, bringing gusty winds and a mix of precipitation including heavy wet snow that could possibly take down trees and powerlines. 

GMP’s own field forces are prepared to respond and GMP has secured external help to assist customers alongside GMP crews if needed. The storm will make travel difficult for anyone on the road from approximately Sunday at midnight through Monday evening, so to be ready GMP is pre-positioning some teams on Sunday evening.

“Making sure we can respond for customers is why we track multiple forecasts for days in advance. Safety is the top priority for everyone, and we want customers to be alert to the changing weather conditions and always stay far away from any downed lines or trees as they may still be energized. Call us to help,” said Mike Burke, GMP’s Vice President of Field Operations. “Forecasters say this storm will bring strong winds and changing precipitation through Monday and will affect all of the northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.”

GMP recommends customers have some basics on hand in case of any storm including: 

  • a charged cellphone 
  • the GMP app on your cellphone
  • flashlights with fresh batteries
  • bottled water

More storm preparation tips are available on GMP’s website.  The GMP app is a great way to report outages, track power restoration times, as well as manage your GMP account from your cellphone. For medical emergencies, always call 911. You can also report outages by calling GMP at 888-835-4672, and through GMP’s online Outage Center

1.16.2022 COLCHESTER, Vt. – Green Mountain Power