PSNH Prepares for Expected Blizzard Conditions

MANCHESTER, NH (January 26, 2015) – As a potentially crippling and historic snow storm with blizzard-like conditions is expected in New Hampshire Monday and Tuesday, Public Service of New Hampshire is preparing to address any storm-related power outages. The significant snowfall and high winds predicted can bring down trees and limbs, threatening the company’s electric system. Customers are encouraged to prepare for the possibility of prolonged outages that may result from the storm.

The company is pre-staging employees and materials in locations across the state, and is preparing vehicles for safe travel on slippery roads and in poor weather conditions. In addition to PSNH’s line workers and New Hampshire based contractors and tree crews, the company has also secured additional outside crews.

PSNH customers can report power outages by calling 1-800-662-7764 or by visiting the mobile website m.psnh.com.

Safety First – Customers should never approach a downed wire and should be cautious of downed wires potentially covered by snow. Back-up/emergency generators can be very useful around your home or business. But, it’s critical to your safety and the safety of others, including PSNH electrical crews, that they be installed and operated properly. Guidelines are posted on the Safety section of our website.

Staying Informed – During power restoration efforts, PSNH uses a variety of communication tools to keep the public informed. Customers can follow PSNH on Twitter @psnh or on Facebook for real time updates. PSNH also uses a news blog, www.psnhnews.com, to post press releases, outage updates, and other important storm related information. Customers can also access PSNH’s outage map to see up to date outage information about their community.

Community Liaisons – During major power restoration efforts, PSNH deploys a network of community liaisons to interact with local officials in every impacted community. PSNH reminds communities of the need to designate a single emergency management contact to work with our community liaisons.

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