Hundreds of line and tree workers continue to clear limbs and trees and repair damage caused by Saturday’s severe weather event. Crews restored power to tens of thousands of Eversource customers overnight, and about 13,000 remained without power at 7:00 a.m. Sunday.
More than 60,000 Eversource customers in New Hampshire were without power at the peak of the storm late Saturday afternoon. Local crews were supported by Eversource workers from Massachusetts and Connecticut and worked overnight to restore power. More than 500 line and tree workers will be working on the system Sunday.
Eversource crews and contractors will work around the clock until all customers have power restored. The majority of those customers still without power will be restored by late Sunday. The company anticipates that some outages will remain overnight and into Monday, given the extensive and widespread nature of the damage, including some roadways still blocked by downed trees.
Eversource outages at 9:30 a.m. Sunday include Claremont, 67; Newport, 105; Unity, 19; Cornish, 93; Grantham, 242; New London, 558; Enfield, 22; Lyme, 622; Hanover, 17; and Springfield, 52.
NHEC outages include Acworth, 156; Claremont, 11; Cornish, 3; Enfield, 164; Grafton, 149; Hanover, 6; Lempster, 87; Lyme, 319; Newport, 87; Plainfield, 48; Springfield, 132; Unity, 20.
At 9:30 a.m., Green Mt. Power was reporting 10,600+ outages.
(Verna Morin photo).
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