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Additional Outage Information Update

June 18, 2018 @ 8:50

Crews have brought power back on to almost 1300 homes and businesses.  We have roughly 250 remaining and we will continue through the night until everyone is back on. Remaining towns with known outages include Bradford (11), Calais (3), Corinth (28), East Montpelier (41), Newbury (56), Plainfield (7), Topsham (54), Washington (3) and Williamstown (37). We have single home outages in Fayston and Middlesex.

Please remember, do not touch or approach a power line that is on the ground as it may be energized. If you find a downed wire, please call us immediately at 1-802- 223- 5245 or 1-800-932-5245.

June 18, 2018 @ 6:45 pm

Please note the weather forecast is calling for another round of thunderstorms to come through this evening.  In the meantime we are working as noted below:

  • East Montpelier, Orange, Plainfield are all on the same feeder – two trucks deployed
  • Middlesex area – two trucks deployed – broken pole repair in progress.
  • Calais – we are patrolling lines to locate the problem
  • Tunbridge, Larkin Road – crew deployed.

Next update 8:30 pm

June 18, 2018 @ 5:30 pm

All of Vermont was impacted by severe thunderstorms that rolled through the state between 2 and 4 pm today.  There are outages in all counties with the exception of two. All utilities are impacted and we are working hard to get everyone back on line as soon as we can.  We have just over 1400 members out of power at this time.  There is a second wave of storms coming and the national weather services has issued severe thunderstorm alerts.

Crews continue work in the following areas:

  • East Montpelier, Orange, Plainfield are all on the same feeder – two trucks deployed
  • Middlesex area – two trucks deployed – broken pole repair in progress.
  • Calais – we are patrolling lines to locate the problem
  • Tunbridge, Larkin Road – crew deployed.

Next update 6:30 pm

 

June 18, 2018 @ 4:15 pm

In the last hour severe thunderstorms rolled through northern Vermont. The outages are widespread affecting many towns.  At this time we have 14 separate breaks on our lines (each break is an individual event that has to be found and repaired).  The largest outages are centering in the following areas; Barre, Calais, East Montpelier,  Marshfield, Middlesex, Orange, Plainfield, and Tunbridge.

We have crews deployed to make repairs in the following areas:

  • East Montpelier, Orange, Plainfield are all on the same feeder – two trucks deployed
  • Middlesex area – two trucks deployed
  • Calais – we are patrolling lines to locate the problem
  • Tunbridge, Larkin Road – crew deployed.

Next update 5:30 pm

In the event of a large and widespread outage, we may post more information as it becomes available at this web page. However, please note the updates can be delayed as crews and staff are focusing on restoring power in the field.  For real time information please use the WEC outage map link on the previous page. It is linked to our computer system and automatically updates to display outage data by town.

Please remember, do not touch or approach a power line that is on the ground as it may be energized. If you find a downed wire, please call us immediately at 1-802- 223- 5245 or 1-800-932-5245.

To report an outage call 1-802- 223- 5245 or 1-800-932-5245