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Eversource (Formerly PSNH) outages have been restored, after a peak of about 2,500. NHEC outages had peaked at around 2,800 (including about 1,800 in Moultonborough) but are now down to about 400 remaining without power.
Monday 9:44 a.m.
State Fire Marshal J. William Degnan is urging residents to clear roofs of snow and ice. In a press release, the Department of Safety warns that flat roofs are not the only ones susceptible to collapse.
Buildings in Portsmouth, Seabrook and Hampton have been structurally compromised, and even collapsed.
According to the DOS, “buildings that can be considered most at risk are ones where the snow load is not even across the roof with large accumulations of snow and ice, buildings with large open floor areas, storage, warehouses, flat or low-sloped roofs and unoccupied buildings.”
Degnan also urges residents to do the following:
- Clear roofs of excessive snow and ice buildup, being careful not to damage your roof along with gas and oil service to the building.
- Keep all chimneys and vents clear to prevent carbon monoxide from backing up into the building. Some vents, such as gas and oil heaters and pellet stove vents, may exit the building through a wall and are susceptible to being blocked by excessive snow buildup on the outside of the building.
- Keep all exits clear of snow, so that occupants can escape quickly if a fire, or other emergency, should occur. Keep in mind that windows should be cleared to allow a secondary means of escape in case the primary means of escape is blocked by fire. Keeping exits clear also allows emergency workers to access your building.
Monday 8:23 a.m.
Frigid temperatures and high winds will last through Monday, with scattered power outages being reported throughout the region.
For updates on outages around the state, click on the utility maps linked above.
Sunday 5:29 p.m.
The snow part of this weekend's storm is over, but forecasters are warning that tonight will bring dangerously low temperatures throughout the region.
The National Weather Service reports that as blowing snow winds down this evening, very cold air will move into New Hampshire from the Northwest. This air will combine with strong winds to produce dangerously low wind chill values, which could drop lower than twenty below zero.
Sunday 10:02 a.m.
According to the National Weather Service, the heaviest snow has ended across Maine and New Hampshire, but the winds are just beginning to blow.
Winds will cause significant blowing snow and lead to blizzard conditions for some areas. In addition, very cold air is moving in from Canada and will combine with strong winds to produce dangerously cold temperatures through Monday.
Sunday 8:28 a.m.