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GMP sends crews to New York to repair Ida damage

Published: Sep. 2, 2021 at 11:42 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 3, 2021 at 4:39 AM EDT
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COLCHESTER, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermont utility crew are helping out in New York after Ida brought deadly flooding, tornadoes, and winds to the region.

Crews from Green Mountain Power are making their way to the New York City area including 29 lineworkers and mechanics from across Vermont.

About 20,000 people there are without power.

“It’s like neighbors helping neighbors. When we need help, others come to help us here in Vermont to get the lights back on,” said Kristin Kelly, a spokesperson for Green Mountain Power. “Now, we are so proud to be able to go assist to get the lights back on in the New York City area.”

The crews from Vermont will be meeting with Con Edison officials in the morning to get their assignments.

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