Utility Works To Restore Power Knocked Out By Storm

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(Host)  1,500 people are still without power in Windsor and Bennington counties following yesterday’s storm. At the peak of the storm, 12,000 people were without power.

Central Vermont Public Service has brought in contracted crews from New Hampshire, New York and Connecticut to help get the power back on.

Spokesperson Christine Rivers says the outages were caused by ice damage, and that makes repair work slow going:

(Rivers) "The northern half of the state really got the snow event and then Windsor and Bennington Counties really got ice. We had reports of a quarter to a half inch of ice in those two counties. We’ve had reports of more than an inch of ice on top of Mount Ascutney. So it was really an ice event in those areas."

(Host) The ice weighed down on the lines and brought tree limbs and wires down.

Rivers says most of those customers will have the power by late tonight, but in hard hit areas of Springfield it could be tomorrow morning before power is restored.

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