About 1,750 customers — out of 4,270 — lost their power, beginning at about 3:30 a.m., according to Ellen Burt, general manager of Stowe Electric Department.
Many of the outages were due to power being knocked out to a pair of substations in town — one at the base of Mount Mansfield, the other on Mountain Road across from Topnotch Resort.
Getting those substations back on line restored power to many customers, Burt said. On Sunday, workers got the final three customers back online, she said.
“There is still a lot of tree-trimming work to be done, but our amazing crew worked really hard to get the power turned back on,” Burt said.
All electric customers lost their power from 1:40 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, according to Michael Sullivan, general manager of Hardwick Electric Department.
“We were holding our own through most of the day Friday, but we had a major disaster on North Wolcott Road where a pole washed out and went down the river,” Sullivan said.
In addition, a transmission line from Morristown ended up in the Lamoille River, while high winds also downed a Green Mountain Power line from Marshfield; the two events combined to knock out power to all of Hardwick Electric’s approximately 4,450 customers.
By Saturday night, power had been restored to every customer.
“I am just exquisitely proud of my crews for the quality of the work and the speed of the work they performed to get the power back on,” Sullivan said.
“Hyde Park Electric received the first outage call at 2:30 p.m. Friday,” said General Manager Carol Robertson. “There were 91 customers experiencing a power outages, with the final restoration at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Outages were caused by high winds taking down trees into primary and service lines system-wide. Our crew reported that they experienced the worst road damage in North Hyde Park.”
The storm knocked out power to 892 customers of Morrisville Water and Light, including a handful of customers on Collins Hill Road in Johnson. By Friday evening, power had been restored to all but one customer, according to Craig Myotte, general manager of Morrisville Water and Light.
Vt. Electric Co-op
The storm knocked out power to more than 16,000 customers of Vermont Electric Co-Op across 26 towns, including customers in Belivdere, Cambridge, Johnson and Waterville. By 5 p.m. Friday, power had been restored to nearly half the customers.
By Saturday morning, workers had restored power to an additional 3,000 customers; by Monday morning, fewer than 150 customers were without power. As of Wednesday morning, power had been restored to all but 46 customers, all of whom were located in the town of Franklin.