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Copper thieves target substations

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Green Mountain Power says copper thefts from its electric substations are reaching the point where thieves are threatening the lives of utility workers and the nearby public.

The utility says that over the past two months, four sub-stations have been vandalized by copper thieves. GMP says at one substation the thieves cut the lock to the gate, which created a public hazard by allowing access to a dangerous facility.

Also, power to customers has to be cut to make the repairs following the break-ins.

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