NH News
6:16 pm
Sun October 30, 2011

Power Restoration Off to Slow Start

Public Service of New Hampshire is making modest progress as crews try to restore power to hundreds of thousands. It may take days before everyone has the lights back on. 

The heavy, wet snow and foliage in the trees is why so many homes and business are without power.

PSNH has crews fanned out across the state, including teams from Hydro Quebec and independent contractors.

Company spokesperson Martin Murray says it’s difficult to get as much help as PSNH would like.

“Because of its widespread nature, meaning its not just New Hampshire, its Massachusetts and Connecticut and others that have really been hit hard, we can’t turn to our immediate neighbors for help.”

Several dozen crews from Tennessee and Ohio are expected to bolster PSNH’s ranks.

Murray says residents should anticipate being without service for at least several days.