Update: Thousands in N.H. Still Without Power After Winter Storm | New Hampshire Public Radio

Update: Thousands in N.H. Still Without Power After Winter Storm

Feb 8, 2020

Line crews from electric utilities are working to restore power to more than 12,000 customers in New Hampshire   

The snow, sleet and ice build-up contributed to outages around the state.

As of 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Eversource reported 11,500 customers without power. New Hampshire Electric Cooperative reported 1,520. Both utilities had already restored service to several thousand people.

Outage resources: 

  • Eversource outage line: 1-800-662-7764
  • NH Electric Cooperative: 1-800-343-6432

Unitil and Liberty Utilities did not report any outages as of 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

(An earlier story published Friday continues below:)

Thousands of electric customers are dealing with power outages Friday afternoon as the winter storm moved across New Hampshire. 

Forecasters say the weather system is causing a wintry mix with some snow and sleet in different pockets around the Granite State. Public safety coordinators also warn of a coating of ice throughout the night.

Most of the outages are for Eversource and N.H. Electric Cooperative.

As of 5 p.m. Friday, Eversource reported nearly 6,000 customers affected. More than 1,400 of those were in New Boston, and 800 in Stoddard. NHEC reported 3,300 at that same hour.

They are concentrated in the southern part of the state, the Lakes Region, and the western part of the state.

Winter storm warnings are in effect through tonight for northern New Hampshire, where snowfall is expected. Towns in the White Mountains and north should anticipate 3- to 5- inches of snow accumulation, according to the National Weather Service.

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