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Vermont utility is warning people to stay away from downed power lines. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/wyldkyss/5573741067/">Kristin Brenemen</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Vermont utility is warning people to stay away from downed power lines. Photo: Kristin Brenemen, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Storms cause power outages in Vermont

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) A storm with high winds moving across Vermont has knocked down trees and power lines, causing power outages.

Greg Hanson of the National Weather Service says Tuesday's storm caused mostly wind damage although there was heavy rainfall at times.

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Green Mountain Power, Vermont's largest electric utility, is reporting outages affecting more than 13,300 residential and business customers early Wednesday.

The utility is warning people to stay away from downed power lines. It says it has crews working to restore electrical service.

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