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Thursday, February 9, 2023

Winter storm in Vermont knocks out power for many

BURLINGTON — A storm slammed the region overnight and into this morning, knocking out power to thousands across the region.

The storm continues to move through the Northeast region and is expected to bring snow, freezing rain, and gusty winds to Vermont through Tuesday evening.

Much of the snow is heavy and wet, resulting in downed trees and power outages.

The wintry weather system will stay in the region through the afternoon.

Green Mountain Power crews were ready across the state to respond and brought in additional external crews in advance of the storm to help.

GMP crews have already restored power to over 15,000 customers and are responding quickly and safely to continued outages caused by the heavy wet snow.

New outages are expected as the snow continues to fall, and gusty winds enter this afternoon.

“We track multiple forecasts for days in advance so that we can be in the right place to respond as quickly and safely as possible for our customers,” said GMP’s Eric Lemery, Director of Operations. “Our crews are responding to the outages this morning and will work around the clock to get the power back on.”

Lemery reminded everyone to be alert and stay away from any downed lines or trees as they could still be energized.

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