Downed Trees, Wires Cause Many in NH to Lose Power Monday
Photo captions: downed tree on Maple Street in Manchester.
6:30 a.m. - Eversource is reporting currently 181,000 customers are without power in New Hampshire. Some of the towns that got hit the hardest are Gilford, Laconia, Manchester, Windham, Derry, Londonderry and Hudson and Dover on the seacoast. Close to 42,000 customers of NH Electric-Coop are without power, which is half of all homes they serve. Unitil is reporting more than 18,000 customers in New Hampshire are without power in the Concord area and on the seacoast.
Eversource outage map, 6:15 a.m.
“The ground is soft and water saturated due to the thaw we’ve seen over the last several days,” Unitil Media Relations Manager Alec O’Meara said in a release. “Add to that the heavy rain overnight and winds borne from a front merging with Tropical Storm Phillipe, and severe conditions developed overnight,"
Winds are expected to be strong throughout the afternoon. The NH Department of Transportation is warning of dangerous travel this morning. Winds overnight have downed many trees.
Mount Washington Observatory has reported wind gusts of 130 miles an hour at the summit.
Winds gusting to 130 mph from near the top of the tower! #highwinds #exciting #nhwx #newx pic.twitter.com/al2rOvttbZ
— MWObservatory (@MWObs) October 30, 2017
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch until Monday afternoon. Heavy rainfall can bring as much as 3.5 inches to some parts of the state.
Several school are closed or delayed today because of the storm.