Today is the fifth day of this storm and its bitter aftermath. Many Riptonites are still without power, and trees continue to fall onto power lines.
As of this writing, 171 Ripton households are still out of power. Nine Middlebury households and a whopping 317 Linconites are also offline, according to the Green Mountain Power outage site.
The Ripton Fire Department is opening up as a shelter this afternoon, starting at 3 pm.
Elsewhere in Vermont, thousands are still in the dark. 6,385 homes are out of power across the state:
Green Mountain Power crews are still at work. Governor Shumlin toured several hard-hit towns by helicopter.
As always, stay safe and warm, friends and neighbors. Come visit the Fire Department shelter this afternoon and evening.