The winter storm continued overnight with additional snow and downed trees. There is an estimated 9% of Brattleboro without power but surrounding towns have as many as 90% of residents without electricity, as of this briefing. Green Mountain Power has been working hard overnight to clear roads and re-establish service.
The Red Cross expects a regional shelter at Brattleboro Union High School to be open
on time at 9:00 am this morning. The focus will be on having a place to warm up and
charge phones. The efforts of the Red Cross and their many volunteers is a great
benefit to Brattleboro and surrounding towns.
Seven Brattleboro Department of Public Works Highway crews were working all night
plowing roads, clearing trees, and checking access. They reported 48 roads currently
obstructed in Brattleboro resulting from 81 total recorded events, mostly trees and wires
down. Of these trees down, 23 have been cleared up so far, and five crews continue to
be out keeping roads clear and coordinating with Green Mountain Power this morning.
Brattleboro Fire Department crews have also been kept busy responding to 47 calls
since the start of the storm. The Town is fortunate to have such dedicated professionals
responding to emergency situations with care, attention, and commitment to the safety
and welfare of Brattleboro residents and visitors.
If you see an electrical or phone line down, please treat the line as electrified and report
it to 911. Green Mountain Power has a website to report an outage, or you can call
them (888) 835-4672.
This continues to be a time to exercise caution by avoiding travel unless necessary,
using equipment such as generators and portable heaters carefully and with proper
ventilation, and thinking about and checking on your neighbors to make sure they are all
TOWN OF BRATTLEBORO
Town Manager’s Office 230 Main Street Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 251-8151 FAX (802) 257-2322
TO: Local Media Date: March 15, 2023
From: Town Manager’s Office