BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Power is slowly being restored to customers in Vermont following a windstorm that saw gusts hit 86 mph on the top of the state’s tallest mountain.
Green Mountain Power’s website shows that nearly 4,300 customers are without power Saturday afternoon. That’s down from a high of almost 32,000 electric customers on Friday.
Police are blaming the storm for the death of a man driving a dump truck on U.S. Route 7 in Middlebury. The Burlington Free Press (http://bfpne.ws/VcMtDn ) says the truck was struck by a tractor-trailer that was blown from the opposite lane by a strong gust of wind on Friday.
The victim is identified as 50-year-old Pierre Bilodeau of Whiting.
Green Mountain says it could be Christmas Eve or later before power is restored to all its customers.
Information from: The Burlington Free Press, http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com