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Thunderstorms take down trees, power

May 18. 2017 11:41PM

Severe thunderstorms, lightning and wind gusts knocked down trees and left nearly 9,000 New Hampshire electricity customers in the dark late Thursday night.

National weather alerts warned of heavy rains, high winds and even some hail up north after 9 p.m.

As a result, the state's three largest utility companies reported that as of 11 p.m., they had 8,913 customers without power.

Towns with the largest numbers of customers without power included Goffstown (2,675), Auburn (819), Hampton (493) and Kingston (241).

Eversource reported it had 6,751 customers without power. Unitil had 1,677 without electricity and the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative had 485 consumers in the dark.

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