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December 30. 2013 8:41AM

Cooperative has 1,230 without electricity

Heavy, wet snow that accumulated up to a foot in some locations caused power outages overnight that continue to affect approximately 1,230 members of New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC) at 8 Monday morning.
Approximately 8,000 members were without power at the height of the storm, which occurred around midnight. Crews working overnight have significantly reduced that number, and NHEC expects to have power fully restored by nightfall Monday. It is likely that outages will continue to occur throughout the day, however, as trees and branches shed their snow load and rebound, often making contact with power lines.

The majority of outages were and are located in the northern Lakes Region west to the Vermont border. NHEC's Sunapee operating district saw the highest number of outages. NHEC has sent line crews from its Raymond and Conway districts to that area to assist crews already at work there today.

As of 8 a.m., towns with the highest number of outages include:

ORFORD: 288
CHARLESTOWN: 122
UNITY: 117
PIERMONT: 107
WENTWORTH: 99

Real-time outage status: http://www.nhec.com/oms.php

NHEC is a member-owned electric distribution cooperative serving 83,000 homes and businesses in 115 New Hampshire communities.


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