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!

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