Still 26K Customers Without Power in Vermont

It could be the end of the weekend before all of the state's electric customers have their power back

Jack Thurston

Vermont's electric utilities are working hard to restore power after a two-day snowstorm but more than 26,000 customers are still without electricity across the state.

By midday Friday, about 14,000 Green Mountain Power customers did not have electricity. During the course of the storm more than 100,000 customers lost power because of the heavy wet snow that toppled trees, branches and power lines.

Other utilities reported a total of about 13,000 outages.

GMP says it's the worst storm in recent history for outages, surpassing the 1998 ice storm and 2011's Tropical Storm Irene.

Washington Electric Co-op says it's been hit hard by the storm because of the remoteness and high elevation of areas it serves.

The most outages are being reported in Chittenden County, followed by Rutland and Washington counties.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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