As Ice Storm Passes, Thousands Without Power In Northern Vt.
Update: 3:30 p.m: Red Cross volunteers will be staffing a shelter at North Country Union High School for those without heat or power, which is located at 209 Veterans Avenue, Newport, VT.
Opened earlier this afternoon was a shelter at Enosburg Falls High School, 65 Dickenson Avenue, Enosburg Falls, VT.
Ice is building up on tree limbs and bringing down power lines in northern Vermont, leaving thousands of homes and businesses without electricity.
As of 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Vermont Electric Cooperative’s website reported that over 11,000 members are without power.Green Mountain Power’s website reported over 7,000 customers without power. The hardest hit areas were Chittenden and Franklin Counties. Crews are currently working to restore power.
Travel problems are expected to continue throughout the day. Officials throughout northern Vermont are advising drivers to stay off the roads as crews work to combat icy conditions. The Chittenden County Transportation Authority canceled the AM Sunday Service Route for the day, and told customers to expect delays on other lines.
After a brief power outage, the Burlington International Airport is open.