Getting Power To The People: Almost Finished

Nov 30, 2014

After the fourth largest power outage in the state’s history utility companies say they have restored power to most customers.

Following the storm Wednesday night - and in the days that followed - more than 300,000 customers lost power at some point, disrupting holiday plans and sending some people to warming shelters.

This morning PSNH said about 1,900 customers are without power and it expects to have power restored to them by tonight.

PSNH said about 300,000 of its customers lost power during the storm or in the days that followed. At the worst time – about 11 am on Thanksgiving – about 200,000 customers were simultaneously without electricity, spokeswoman Lauren Collins said.

The company brought in crews from nearby states and Canada.

Meanwhile the New Hampshire Electric Co-Op said only about 2,800 of its customers are without electricity and it expects to have power restored to them by Sunday evening.

Unitil says all its customers have power.

About 350 people were injured as a result of the storm – mostly due to falls - says Michael Todd, a spokesman with the state’s Department of Safety. But there were no deaths.

The state’s largest power outage was an ice storm in December 2008 that left about 322,000 PSNH customers simultaneously without power.