PSNH is Prepared for Stormy Weather

MANCHESTER, N.H. (December 8, 2014) – We are keeping a close eye on the weather forecast today, and we are fully prepared to work to restore power should the snow, ice or wind impact our system and cause outages. The weather forecast is calling for a mix of rain, sleet, ice and snow beginning Tuesday, and increasing winds Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday.
All PSNH employees have been alerted to the potential for power restoration activity and are ready to respond if necessary.

In addition to our own PSNH line workers, we are pre-staging dozens of independent contractor line workers who will be ready to help restore power if necessary. The company also has about 180 New Hampshire–based tree workers in place and available to help clear roadways and power lines of trees and limbs, should the storm bring any down.

Our supplies and equipment are fully replenished following the Thanksgiving week storm. We place these supplies in our trucks, field offices, and our central warehouse.

In addition, as part of the Northeast Utilities family of companies, we have access to additional crews and supplies that can be readily provided, if necessary.

Safety First!

  • Customers should never touch a downed wire and should assume any downed line is live and dangerous. Be aware that downed wires could also be buried in the snow. Downed lines should be reported to PSNH immediately at 1-800-662-7764
  • Customers using generators should make sure they are installed safely, for their own safety as well as that of line workers. A generator should be placed outside, a safe distance from the home, be wired directly to the house and completely isolated from the utility supply. Otherwise, generator power could feed into the PSNH electrical system, causing unsafe conditions for line workers and neighbors. For more safety tips, visit psnh.com/stormsafety.

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