By Guy Page
Repair crews have reduced the number of Vermont utility customers still without power to 1679, down from a peak of about 74,000 Friday morning as heavy winds, ice, snow and rain combined to bring down power lines across the state.
Washington Electric Co-op, which serves customers mostly in Washington and Orange counties, has the highest number of customers still without power as of Tuesday 11:30 AM.
As of 11:37 AM this morning, Washington Electric had 1,328 outages, according to VTOutages.org. Four of the five Vermont towns with the highest number of outages are WEC towns: East Montpelier (272), Middlesex (128), Williamstown (105), and Topsham (97). The Franklin County town of Bakersfield, served by Vermont Electric Co-op, is third with 113.
VEC had 331 outages, and Green Mountain Power 31. All other utility outages were in single-digits.