Vermont utilities warn of possible outages in storms

September 26, 2018

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont utilities are warning residents about possible power outages from thunderstorms expected to hit the state.

Green Mountain Power, the state’s largest utility, says crews are prepared to respond if power is knocked out by the band of storms with heavy winds that are forecast to pass through the state Wednesday afternoon.

GMP says the forecast is similar to thunderstorms that hit Vermont in May, with high winds that ripped down trees and power lines, affecting more than 40,000 customers. It says the wind gusts could reach 50 mph.

Vermont Electric Cooperative is urging its customers to be prepared for possible power outages Wednesday afternoon and overnight.

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