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Snow Knocks Out Power For Thousands


More than 250,000 customers around New Hampshire are waking up to no power this morning. Last night’s storm has wreaked havoc on the state’s power system.

Unitil reports 40 thousand of its customers in New Hampshire have lost service as 35-40 mile an hour winds along the Seacoast took down power lines in towns like, Seabrook, Hampton and Exeter.

PSNH, the state’s largest utility, has some 185,000 customers without power this morning.

Company spokesperson Mike Skelton says Manchester and Nashua have been hit the hardest.

“Currently in Manchester we have about 32,000 customers out. And in Nashua we have 28,000 customers out.”

National Grid is reporting is that Salem and Windham have large outages.

And the New Hampshire Electric Coop has some 13,000 customers with no service.