Days after storm, number of Vermont customers without power drops below 4,000

The number of homes and businesses still without power in Vermont has dropped to just under 4,000.

Some 100,000 customers were without service at the peak of last week's storm when heavy, wet snow downed power lines across the state.

By late Sunday afternoon, Green Mountain Power was reporting about 1,600 outages, with the largest concentration in Rutland County. The Vermont Electric Cooperative was reporting more than 2,200 outages, most in Chittenden County.

Parts of Vermont received more than a foot of snow Tuesday and Wednesday, causing the worst power outages in years.

Officials say some outages could linger into the coming week.