Sunday, December 12, 2010

Riptonite wins House job

Riponite Willem Jewett won a major Vermont political position this month. He is now the House assistant majority leader, or whip.

Willem launched his drive for the job last month. Congratulations, Willem!

Monday, December 6, 2010

School Board Meeting Cancelled

Due to hazardous weather, the Ripton School Board meeting tonight has been cancelled.

Friday, December 3, 2010

The windstorm, day 3: progress

It's day 3 of the December 2010 windstorm, as we see some progress.

The Ripton school has both power and electricity, as of this morning. So no more dark classrooms.

According to CVPS, only 7 households are offline, as of this writing. 3 problems remain - remember, a "problem" means a tree down, or a crackling line. Either way, it also means hard-working CVPS crews on the job.
Here's the map:

Tell us about your experience, in comments!

Previous posts on this storm: day one, day two.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Day 2 of the December 2010 wind storm

It's the day after yesterday's storm, and power is still out across much of our area. More than two-thirds of Ripton is without electricity, according to CVPS. 245 Ripton customers are hit, and 6 separate "problems" (line breaks, trees down) remain.

Here's a glimpse of the CVPS outage map:

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Windstorm rips into town

A huge windstorm hit Ripton today, knocking over trees and blacking out most of the area. It's still going on now - I'm writing this from down in the valley.

One CVPS report offers this alarming picture:

"The winds really started howling around noon, and then the outages started
ramping up, especially along the western side of the Green Mountains," said
spokeswoman Christine Rivers. "There are wires down everywhere, and we urge people to use extreme caution. This is the most serious wind event we've seen in since this past summer. Crews have repeatedly had to take refuge in their vehicles as trees were coming down all around them as they were attempting to make repairs today."

Be safe, friends and neighbors!