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Crews to Help Customers of Jersey Central Power & Light Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

Fifteen Public Service of New Hampshire line crews, along with support staff and supervisors, were deployed to New Jersey this morning to help restore power to customers still impacted by Hurricane Sandy and this week's nor'easter.

Ready to Respond to Storm Related Outages

Hurricane Sandy Restoration Complete

MANCHESTER, N.H. (November 2, 2012) – Only three days after Hurricane Sandy caused widespread damage across New Hampshire, Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH) has completed its restoration efforts and has sent a contingent of crews to aid restoration efforts in Connecticut.

The impact of Hurricane Sandy resulted in the fourth highest number of outages in PSNH’s 86 year history. At the peak of the storm, about 137,000 customers were without power, surpassing the peak of 125,000 from Hurricane Irene. Overall, Hurricane Sandy knocked out power to more than 8 million electric customers from Maryland to Maine.

PSNH now projects that, except for isolated situations, all customers will have power restored by midnight tonight.

Customers are reminded to report any new outage, or report their existing outage again if their neighborhood has power but they do not. There could be damage to their home service wire, which connects their home and meter to the nearest utility pole. To report an outage, customers can call 1-800-662-7764 or report online at www.psnh.com.

4:00 p.m. Update – Restoration Expected by Midnight

Line workers from Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH), Hydro Québec and independent contractors have made extraordinary progress today in the few remaining areas of the state where customers are still without power from Hurricane Sandy. As a result, PSNH now projects that, except for isolated situations, all customers will have power restored by midnight tonight.

“Thanks to the hard work of all the crews and support personnel, as well as the cooperation of the communities, we're going to beat our earlier projection and finish virtually all work by midnight tonight," said  PSNH President Gary Long. "This restoration will have been completed in less time than our work after Storm Irene in 2011. I’m proud of the efforts of all involved who have been working tirelessly to restore power to all of our customers safely and as quickly as possible.”

Noon Update

A final push is on by Public Service of NH (PSNH) and mutual aid crews to restore power to the remaining customers left in the dark following Hurricane Sandy. Crews today are focusing on the hardest hit areas of the state, including Derry, Londonderry, Weare, Windham, and portions of the Monadnock Region. Damage in these areas is highly localized, and requires labor-intensive repairs that will only restore power to a few customers at a time.
 
For the vast majority of the communities it serves, PSNH projects to have power fully restored by no later than midnight tonight. A complete list of estimated time of restoration (ETR) by town can be found at http://www.psnhnews.com/sandyetrs.
 
As of 11 a.m., PSNH reports about 11,000 customers are without power. The company has restored power to more than 125,000 customers after two full days of restoration work on Tuesday and Wednesday.

PSNH has released its estimated times of restoration for the towns affected by Hurricane Sandy. 

Sandy – ETRs

PSNH Projects Completed Restoration by Midnight Tonight (11/1)

This report provides town-by-town estimates for achieving 95% and “substantially complete” restoration of power to PSNH customers. Substantially complete restoration is greater than 95% of all customers restored, with remaining restorations that may be in a highly localized or in rural locations.

Updated: 2012-11-01 at 4:00 pm

In this video, PSNH's Paul Ramsey takes us behind the scenes in PSNH's Electric Systems Control Center and discusses the role it plays during Hurricane Sandy.

 

8:30 am Update

Manchester, NH (November 1st) – An all-out effort continues today to restore power to the remaining Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH) customers impacted by Hurricane Sandy, the fourth largest storm in company history that brought widespread damage to New Hampshire and across the eastern seaboard. As of 8:30 a.m., PSNH reports about 12,000 customers are without power. The company has restored power to 125,000 customers after two full days of restoration work on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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