Storm Update: Thousands Still In The Dark After Nor'easter, High Winds Challenge Repair Crews

Oct 17, 2019

More than 58,000 lost power in New Hampshire overnight. Utility crews are spanning out across the state to restore power, while DOT and DPW workers are clearing trees from blocked roads, like Woodland Road in North Hampton shown here.
Credit Dan Tuohy/NHPR

This story was updated at 3:50 p.m.  

Electric utilities are reporting thousands of power outages in New Hampshire after the season's first nor'easter storm overnight.  

More than 58,000 power outages were reported during the peak, according to the N.H. Homeland Security and Emergency Management, which opened its emergency operations center to monitor and support response efforts.

As of late Thursday afternoon, there were still 23,000 outages reported. 

Residents on the seacoast, in the southern tier, and in the western part of the state have been some of the hardest hit by the storm.

Eversource has the largest number of customers without power, around 14,000 as of the time of this update.

Kaitlyn Woods, a spokesperson for the company, says crews will be working overnight, but that Eversource anticipates some customers will still be without power tomorrow.

Click here to see the real-time outage map from the state's largest electric utility Eversource.

Strong winds throughout the day have made the restoration of downed lines difficult for crews, Woods adds. 

Storm resources:

Eversource: Report an outage: 1-800-662-7764

N.H. Electric Coop: 1-800-343-6432.

Unitil: 1-800-852-3339 (capital region), 1-800-582-7276 (seacoast)

Liberty Utilities: 1-855-349-9455

School closings and delays via WMUR

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