Storm knocks out powerJune 18,2013Heavy rains knocked out power in the southwestern corner of the county Monday afternoon.
Green Mountain Power spokeswoman Dorothy Schnure said that a tree fell across powerlines and lightning hit a substation, concentrating outages in the area. Other parts of the state had smaller, more isolated power losses.
At the height of the outage, GMP reported more than 2,000 customers without power in Pawlet — more than the population of the town. Schnure said that the circuits were located in Pawlet, but some of the customers were likely located in the surrounding towns.
The Pawlet customers were back up by 5:15 p.m. Newfane also took a hit, with more than 700 customers without power late Monday afternoon.MORE IN This Just InBy Erin Mansfield Full StoryTODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: America's first gay president, John Updike, Shakespeare's birthday and day of his demise, Chico Marx meets Tallulah and men score poorly at sounding attractive. 0Rutland Herald content editor Rich Alcott shares local weather information and easily digestible... Full StoryBENNINGTON — Vermont State Police are investigating a shooting in the lobby of the... Full Story
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