GMP deploys crews to NY

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In response to severe thunderstorms that hit New York on Monday, more than 54 Green Mountain Power supervisors, lineworkers and mechanics were sent to the Oneonta area to help restore power Tuesday afternoon, according to a press release.

GMP employees worked with NYS electric and gas crews to restore power to the 27,000 people still without power Tuesday, the release said. The storm only caused mild damage in Vermont, and crews quickly returned power.

“Our team of highly dedicated and trained crews are ready to help our neighbors in New York who sustained significant damage due to this week’s storms,” said Kristin Carlson, GMP’s vice president of external affairs, in the company’s release.

Crews are expected to remain in New York through Thursday, the presser said. GMP is part of the North Atlantic Mutual Aid Group, which covers from Canada to West Virginia when the region is in need.