CVPS nears end of storm restoration and cleanup, Bennington County hit hardest

first_imgCVPS crews restored power to about 14,000 customers after strong winds coupled with heavy rains pushed through the state. Restoration efforts in the Bennington County area from Sunday night’s strong winds were pretty much complete at 5 am Tuesday morning. CVPS reported that it is wrapping up some end-of-the-storm clean-up, and a few individual customer services. Crews also restored power to customers in Rutland and Addison counties and to an additional 900 customers in Windsor County, who lost power due to continued strong winds Monday.The wind damage in Bennington County was extensive. Transmission lines in Arlington were brought down by trees, breaking crossarms and insulators and causing two substations to lock out through the night, and crews spent much of Moday working to repair those lines in off-road locations. CVPS is continuing to patrol its transmission lines in that area as well.‘There are a lot of tree limbs on lines, broken wire, and a lot of scattered tree damage, where each repair is only bringing back a handful of customers,’ said Storm Manager Geno Balestra.Up-to-date outage numbers (by town) can be found at: http://www.cvps.com/CustomerService/outages/default.aspx(link is external)Source: CVPS. 8.24.2010last_img

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