for those in NH updated last night...waiting for more
Outage Update 2/26/2010 9:00 p.m.
Crews will be working through the night to restore service to PSNH customers who lost power in last night’s devastating wind storm. As of 9:00 p.m., PSNH reports that approximately 256,000 PSNH customers (51 percent) are without power, down from a peak of about 265,000 outages earlier this evening.
Although power outages are widespread throughout the state, the Seacoast and Southern regions of New Hampshire were hit hardest by this storm. Wind speeds above 60 mph were recorded in both regions, with gusts reaching 91 mph in Portsmouth, NH.
PSNH currently has about 266 line and tree-trimming crews working to assess damage, clear debris, and restore power. Crews arrived earlier today from PSNH’s sister utility, Connecticut Light & Power, as well as multiple contractors.
An additional 310 crews will be arriving from Maryland, Michigan, and Pennsylvania within 24 hours.
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