Hundreds in Vermont still remain without power; some haven't seen electricity since Sunday.
Nationwide hundreds of thousands are in the dark and at least 14 deaths have been blamed on the system.
In Vermont, the latest numbers at noontime Thursday show about 800 homes still don't have power, mostly in Franklin County. Vermont Electric Co-op lists 764 customers without power and Enosburgh Electric Department has 160.
Vermont Electric Cooperative says they expect most homes to be restored Thursday, although some won't have power until the weekend.
The holiday created a challenge for both those without power and for the line crews working to restore it. Families couldn't use any of the now-spoiled food in the refrigerator for their dinners. VEC says feeding the 700 workers proved difficult with almost everything closed for Christmas.
Another challenge-- VEC says today's ice, snow and cold are creating new outages as line crews continue trying to repair Sunday's damage.
Two other gubernatorial candidates shared the gazebo with Scott Milne and Gov. Peter Shumlin for Saturday's debate.