RIPTON: Yesterday afternoon and last night's heavy snow caused widespread power outages with some periods of restoral, followed by outages again. It now appears that power was restored again to most of Ripton at about 11:55am. In any case, almost all Ripton customers with backup power have been able to stay connected as backup power at all of our major nodes performed as expected. Customers should remember that if they can keep their receiving units and routers powered with small battery backups they can stay connected through these power outages.
The forecast calls for more heavy snow and mixed precipitation right through to the weekend, so we may see more of this....be prepared!