Storm Update - October 8, 2013

A series of strong thunderstorms worked its way across New Hampshire on Monday, bringing heavy rainfall and gusty winds to many portions of the state. At its peak last evening, the storm caused about 22, 900 customer outages in the PSNH service territory, primarily in the western central part of the state, western Grafton County, Coos County, and along the Vermont/New Hampshire border. Outages caused by the storm were almost exclusively tree debris related due to gusty winds, including 50+ mile per hour gusts in some areas.

A team of about 80 PSNH and local contractor line crews worked overnight to restore power to more than 20,000 customers across the state in a matter of hours. As of 7:00 a.m. this morning, about PSNH 1,000 customers remain impacted by the storm. PSNH and local contractor crews are continuing restoration work this morning and will be joined by crews from PSNH’s sister company, NSTAR.

Customers without power should report their outage to PSNH online or by calling 1-800-662-7764.

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