PLYMOUTH, NH (August 5, 2020) – New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC) and contractor crews have been working since last night to restore power to members. Wind gusts in excess of 50 mph caused extensive damage throughout NHEC service territory and left approximately 37,000 members without power at the peak of the storm last night. Since then, crews have restored power to approximately 23,000 members.
Based on the assessment of system damage, NHEC projects that a substantial number of members will be restored by the late evening of Thursday, August 6, but smaller scattered outages will persist through Friday, August 7.
Restoration and assessment efforts will continue throughout the day and until all NHEC members are restored. NHEC and contractor crews are encountering heavy tree damage that has restricted access to many locations. Numerous roads remain closed statewide.
Restoration estimates are not yet available for all outages, as it can take time for crews to conduct a full assessment of the damage. When available, restoration times will be posted on NHEC’s live outage map at www.nhec.com.
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