VERNON, Vt. (WWLP) - Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant will perform its annual emergency siren testing this weekend.
The 37 pole-mounted sirens inside the plant's ten-mile emergency planning zone will go off at noon on Saturday. The testing should last about three minutes.
The sirens will be heard in several Franklin County communities including Gill, Colrain, Leyden, Bernardston and Northfield.
Vermont Yankee spokesman Rob Williams told 22News the testing is done to ensure the effectiveness of the public notification system.