Heavy Rain, Winds Cause Outages In New Hampshire

Jun 28, 2015

A power outage in Laconia, June 28, 2015.
Credit Courtesy Laconia Police Department

Update 9:29 am:  Unitil now says fewer than of its 200 customers are without power. 

New Hampshire power companies say they’re working to restore electricity during Sunday's heavy rain.

Eversource Energy, the state’s largest utility, reported more than 3,000 homes and businesses lost power during the morning, and that crews had begun working to restore electricity.

Unitil reported about 6,000 outages, mostly along the Seacoast. The company said about 2,500 customers had power restored quickly, and that line crews were out to restore the rest. Unitil says an uprooted tree was the cause of the outage.

High winds and heavy rain are part of Sunday's forecast in New Hampshire. Parts of the North Country are under a flood watch for much of the day. Showers may continue overnight, but lingering showers are expected to wrap up by Monday.