- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - The two-day snowstorm that pounded Vermont with heavy wet snow will be costlier to utilities than Tropical Storm Irene or the 2008 ice storm in southern Vermont.

Last week’s storm toppled trees, branches and power lines with more than 130,000 power outages during the course of the storm.

Green Mountain Power - the state’s largest utility - says early estimates show the costs of repairs at about $15 million.

Irene in 2011 cost GMP and then-Central Vermont Public Service Corp. $12 million in repairs while the ice storm in 2008 cost them about $7 million.

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