Weekend storm leaves thousands in dark
Hawley said New Hampshire could see a “big nor’easter” with heavy snow and wind if the storm moves up the coast, but a lighter snow event if it heads out to sea farther south.
A surge of Arctic air was expected to move into the region Monday night. A wind chill advisory was issued for Coos County for dangerous wind chill values as low as minus 29 degrees.
Temperatures are expected to dip below zero north and into the single digits south tonight, with highs on Wednesday likely below zero in northern Coos County, Hawley said.
Meanwhile, utility companies continued to make progress on the outages in the wake of Sunday’s storm.
PSNH spokesman Martin Murray said the Claremont and Newport regions were the hardest hit.
By mid-afternoon Monday, Murray said PSNH crews were making “steady progress” and reported about 2,300 customers still without power. All customers were expected to be restored by midnight.
Crews from New Hampshire Electric Cooperative were also busy restoring power after approximately 8,000 of its customers were without power at the height of the storm.
“The damage to the system was not as bad as feared. Most outages were caused by tree limbs sagging under the weight of snow and making contact with lines, not breaking and damaging wires and poles,” he said.
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