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Windy Friday Knocks Out Power To 17,000

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New Hampshire’s electrical utilities are reporting scattered power outages with today’s foul weather. The state’s four utilities say at the peak there were just more than 17,000 customers without power -- mostly scattered up and down the western half of the state and on the Seacoast. 

Murray: Now that may be the peak of the trouble, it seems to be clearing and we are hoping or anticipating that we will not have a large number of new outages and can make some good inroads on restoring power to all customers.

That’s Public service of New Hampshire spokesman Martin Murray. As of 5pm, the number of NH households without power was down to just over 14,000.

Murray says once outages have stabilized, line crews can be rerouted from areas that weren’t as hard hit, like the Chocorua region and the North Country to trouble spots in the West and Seacoast.