Preparing for possible power outages

Published: Dec. 5, 2021 at 9:24 PM EST
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - With a potentially big storm on the horizon, Green Mountain Power says crews are preparing for possible power outages on Monday.

According to the National Weather Service, a wind advisory is in effect through Monday night.

GMP says residents can stay prepared for any outages by checking flashlight batteries, charging cellphones and staying clear of any downed power lines.

“With the gusty winds, we could have trees coming down, taking down power lines,” said Kristin Kelly, the spokesperson for Green Mountain Power. “What we really want to make sure is that people remember, if you see a downed line or tree, stay far, far away. Assume it could be energized.”

GMP says residents are encouraged to report any outages that may occur.

Field operations teams are located throughout the state and will respond to outages as quickly as possible.

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