Green Mountain Power: Crews Mobilizing

Green Mountain Power sent up this press release at noon on Sunday on their preparations for Hurricane Sandy:
In a massive effort to be well prepared for whatever damage Hurricane Sandy brings, Green Mountain Power has secured more than 250 additional line workers and tree trimmers to assist GMP crews in restoring power to customers and communities.
Utility line crews from Canada will be crossing the border this evening and others will enter the state overnight and into the day Monday from as far away as Florida and Tennessee.
Green Mountain Power officials began their request for additional crews six days ago and continued to expand their request as they tracked Hurricane Sandy’s narrowing path all week.
These resources will be combined with more than 140 GMP line workers and 130 contract tree trimmers already on the property, and hundreds of support staff.  “We have assembled a team that positions us well to rapidly restore power during this event,” said Jeremy Baker, spokesperson for GMP.  “Bringing in so many workers from out of state nearly doubles our field staff, which will help us get the power back on much faster for customers and communities.”
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