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More than 13K Still Wthout Power in Vermont

Saturday, 13 Dec 2014 01:05 PM


Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin and the head of the Vermont Electric Cooperative have surveyed power lines by air following a two-day storm that pounded the state with heavy wet snow and left more than 13,000 still without power.

Some 100,000 customers were without service at the peak of the outages. Officials have said restoring power to everyone could take at least the weekend.

Saturday's helicopter tour covered Richmond and Hinesburg — which Shumlin says was particularly hard hit. The state's largest utility says the outages are worse than those caused by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.

Parts of Vermont received more than a foot of snow Tuesday and Wednesday, including 19.5 inches in Orwell.

Shumlin urged Vermonters to reach out to neighbors who may have been without power for several days.

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Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin and the head of the Vermont Electric Cooperative have surveyed power lines by air following a two-day storm that pounded the state with heavy wet snow and left more than 13,000 still without power.
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2014-05-13
Saturday, 13 Dec 2014 01:05 PM
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