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Unknown issue causes power outage in Rochester area Sunday

ROCHESTER – Several thousand residents in the area, including a third of Public Service of New Hampshire customers in Barrington, lost power for a few hours Sunday evening.

The outage occurred around 4:40 p.m. and as of 7:45 p.m., 1,304 of the 4,275 – or 31 percent - PSNH customers in Barrington, 2,595 of the 16,059 – or 16 percent – of businesses and residents in Rochester and 138 of the 2,065 – or 7 percent – of customers in Strafford were still without power, according to

PSNH crews, who are working to restore power, estimate all customers should regain service by 9 p.m., according to Elizabeth LaRocca, PSNH spokeswoman.

"Our crews have not determined the cause of this," LaRocca said, adding PSNH crews are searching the area to find and rectify the issue.

For more information or to report an electrical emergency, contact PSNH by calling 1-800-662-7764.

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