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5:15 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Vermont Utility Says Snow Caused Loud Wind Turbines

Vermont's largest electric utility says snow stuck to turbine blades caused a roaring sound that drew noise complaints shortly after the Lowell Mountain turbines started operating.

At least 21 neighbors complained about the noise, which began on the morning of Nov. 3 and lasted into Nov. 4.

The neighbors complained to the Vermont Department of Public Service.

Green Mountain Power spokesman Robert Dostis says the excess noise was caused by the weather conditions.

Dostis tells the Caledonian Record neighbors should call the utility when they have noise complaints so technicians can modify the operation of the turbines or shut them down.

GMP just completed construction of its 21-turbine project on Lowell Mountain.

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