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Storm Power Outage Numbers Rise

Power outages have continued to climb as the day has gone on. But emergency officials believe the worst is probably over.

At its peak, utilities reported 315,000 customers had lost service.

That’s approaching the 2008 Ice Storm record of 420,000.

PSNH has said some customers won’t have power restored for a week.

But Department of Safety spokesperson Jim Van Dongen says he expects many homes and business should have the lights back in a few days.

“PSNH was looking at a couple of major transmission lines being affected. So if you take a big line and you get that back up you will get a lot of people back on line all at once.”

Van Dongen says the state is aware of several shelters that have opened around the state.

Locations include Manchester, Nashua, Rochester, Londonderry and Newton.

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