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Power outage hits downtown Nashua after wire is damaged
The incident caused several elderly individuals to be trapped inside of elevators within different apartment units throughout the Gate City, and prompted Southern New Hampshire Medical Center to utilize its generator.
An occupant at 30 Temple St. was stuck inside an elevator for approximately half an hour, according to Gerhard, who praised the individual for remaining calm until the elevator repair company could arrive.
According to Michael Skelton, media spokesperson for Public Service of New Hampshire, an estimated 1,650 customers were without electricity in downtown Nashua from about 10:40 a.m. until 11:20 a.m.
The downed power line ignited a small brush fire Tuesday morning near a Temple Street neighborhood along the railroad tracks, according to Gerhard.
Emergency crews were also busy Tuesday morning dealing with a water main break on Northeastern Boulevard near Harris Road.
“Workers had to isolate the break in order to restore the water,” said Justin Kates, director of emergency management for the city. “Fortunately, that was under control relatively quickly.”
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