Update, 11 a.m. -- Eversource has restored power to more than 45,000 customers who lost electricity during the high winds Wednesday night and Thursday morning.
New Hampshire's largest utility reported 8,743 without power at 11 a.m.
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Strong winds overnight caused thousands of power outages across New Hampshire.
Eversource, the state's largest utility, reported 15,794 customers with electricity, as of daybreak.
Some of the communities hardest hit included Windham, 2,299; Nashua, 1,353; Weare, 819, and Peterborough, 743.
New Hampshire Electric Coop reported 729, Liberty Utilities 306, and Unitil 40, according to outage estimates at 6:30 a.m.
The National Weather Service forecast for Thursday calls for possible wind gusts up to 35 mph for southern New Hampshire.
Communities in the Plymouth and Berlin areas could encounter wind gusts up to 45 mph.