Crews restore power to more than 11,000 CVPS customers over night

first_imgLine crews worked tirelessly through the night last night after a three-pronged wave of thunderstorms swept through the state yesterday, knocking out power to about 12,500 CVPS customers at the height of the storm around 10 pm. About 750 customers in Rutland, Orange, and Windsor counties remain without power this morning, with some scattered outages across the state.“We began mobilizing crews from our other districts in the early evening yesterday,” said Storm Manager Scott Massie. “But this storm really came in three waves. The first wave hit the St. Albans area yesterday afternoon, and then the next wave hit central Vermont, and then Rutland County took a beating last night. It was next to impossible to know where these storms cells were going to hit; they just popped up everywhere without notice.”Storm damage was localized to specific areas.“I didn’t have a limb down at my house,” said Rutland Operations Supervisor Chris Gandin, who lives nearby Sugar and Spice off Route 4 in Mendon, “but trees and limbs were down everywhere only a few miles away.”CVPS crews were assisted by crews from Green Mountain Power, Ludlow Electric and Bemis Line Construction.“Crews will be working through the day today to finish our restoration efforts,” CVPS spokeswoman Christine Rivers said.Up-to-date outage numbers (by town) can be found at: http://www.cvps.com/CustomerService/outages/default.aspx(link is external)Source: CVPS. 7.22.2010last_img

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