Some in Vermont lose power as Nor’Easter hits region

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NEWPORT — Green Mountain Power crews worked overnight to restore power to more than 12,700 customers after a Nor’Easter slammed the region.

So far, the storm caused more damage than forecasted, with outages reaching into the hundreds of thousands in New York, Massachusetts, and Maine.

About 9,200 GMP customers were still without power this morning.

“Our team’s top focus is getting the lights back on quickly and safely for customers, and we are pleased we have restored power to 12,700 customers,” said Mike Burke, Chief Field Operations Executive at GMP.

The Nor’Easter brought dangerous conditions with heavy rain and gusty winds.

In some areas, crews had to pull back from making repairs because trees were toppling around them and

A new wind advisory took effect at 6:00 a.m. and continued through 8:00 p.m. for the western side of Vermont.

GMP said they brought in external crews to help restore power.