NH News
11:06 am
Sun February 24, 2013

N.H. Utilities Expect Snow-Related Outages Throughout Day

Most New Hampshire utilities are reporting snow related outages.  As of last check, PSNH had the most outages, at around 1,800.  Nearly 450 of those were in Canterbury, while Hooksett got hit with more than 400 outages.  In Deerfield, 190 customers are reportedly without power. 

Unitil’s Alec O’Meara says that power company is also seeing a number of outages.

“As of approximately 10:45 this morning, it looks like we have about 1,600 customers without power.  The vast majority of those are in the southern Concord-Bow area," O'Meara says.  "We do have crews out there working, and we expect a fluid situation today.  As the snow continues to fall, we may see some scattered outages.  We do have some additional third-party contractors on the system.  And we’re expecting a busy day.”

New Hampshire Electric Co-op is also reporting outages—about 300 in both Deerfield and Raymond.  Liberty Utilities is currently reporting no outages.

O’Meara says pine trees are a particular concern for utilities during this storm, since their needles provide a greater surface area on which wet, heavy snow can rest.