Power outages hit Claremont, Charlestown and Unity as well as across the river Sunday afternoon. “The outage began at 3:15 p.m. Sunday and impacted 1,775 Eversource customers in the area,” Eversource spokesman Martin Murray told the e-Ticker News. “Through automatic switching of our Eversource equipment, we restored 354 customers within 11 minutes and 1,377 customers within 19 minutes. The remaining 44 customers were restored at about 5:45 p.m.
“The cause was reported to be Green Mountain Power equipment failure in Vermont that impacted the feed of power into the Claremont area,” said Murray.
A NHEC outage was also reported Sunday afternoon and affected 219 in Charlestown and 88 customers in Unity.
“The outage in Charlestown and Unity is the same outage that affected Eversource customers,” said Seth Wheeler, with NHEC. “It’s my understanding that there was a loss of power on a transmission line in Vermont that provides power to our substation in Charlestown.”
In addition to the outages that last several hours, many other customers experienced very brief interruptions of a couple of minutes or seconds in this area and in the Windsor and Ascutney, VT, region.
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