Crews Working to Restore Power Across New England

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Crews are working to restore power in New Hampshire on Sunday morning following Saturday's severe weather.

According to Eversource, 500 workers are clearing trees and repairing damage. As of 5 p.m., about 6,766 remained without power. This is down from the 60,000 Eversource customers that were without power at the peak of the storm.

Some New Hampshire residents are anticipated to remain without power overnight into Monday. Eversource says this is due to the widespread nature of the damage, including blocked roadways by downed trees.

New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan released a statement addressing the storm damage on Sunday.

"We are grateful that no one was injured in yesterday's severe thunderstorms, but many homeowners are coping with downed trees and other damage, and tens of thousands of individuals were without power,” Governor Hassan said. "The utilities have brought in additional crews, and are working to completely restore power. Department of Transportation crews are out working to re-open state roads and to support local communities where possible in their clean-up efforts."

Green Mountain Power of Vermont confirmed they restored power to 26,000 customers, but 6,400 remained without power Sunday afternoon. They say restoration work will continue through Monday.

“Our top priority is to keep the public safe and get the lights back on. Lining up additional external crews in advance of this storm has helped with that effort,” said Kristin Carlson, Chief Communications Executive at Green Mountain Power. “We are also preparing for a new round of storms that could hit Monday and cause another round of damage.”

An additional 4,000 people remained without power in Massachusetts as of 5 p.m.

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