Modest Impact to New Hampshire So Far

MANCHESTER, NH (January 27, 2015) – Public Service of New Hampshire line workers and support personnel are poised to respond quickly to any power outages that occur as the result of the ongoing high winds and snow.

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How can I be better prepared to take care of my home and family during a storm?

Losing your power for even a short period of time can be frustrating, but the best way to stay comfortable for the duration of a prolonged event is to ensure that you are prepared ahead of time. One of the major issues during winter outages, of course, is dealing with freezing temperatures when your gas or oil furnace, or electric baseboards, are lacking electricity to run.

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When PSNH undertakes a power restoration effort following a major storm, the first thing that usually comes to mind for most customers is the relief of seeing the company’s familiar yellow bucket trucks in their neighborhood. But well before the storm even arrives, PSNH Customer Service uses diverse communication methods to make sure customers are fully prepared for likely and perhaps prolonged outages.

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With few outages occurring in its service territory during last week’s blizzard, PSNH sent 31 of its line crews, along with support teams and supervisory staff, to assist its Northeast Utilities sister company, NSTAR, in restoring power to tens of thousands of customers in communities on hard-hit Cape Cod. The New Hampshire team was based at NSTAR’s Yarmouth, MA service center, focusing on restoring power to customers in Harwich and Chatham.

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PSNH is keeping a wary eye on the weather forecast and preparing for power outages, as "Nemo," a strong Nor’easter storm is expected to arrive in earnest late Friday afternoon and continue through Saturday, bringing significant snowfall and gusty winds. Press Release

PSNH staff members are continuing to prepare for the likelihood of power outages caused by the high winds and rainfall associated with Hurricane Sandy. The massive storm is expected to impact the Granite State beginning early Monday and continuing Tuesday. The company is advising customers to prepare for the likelihood of power outages associated with storm damage, and is securing additional crews to assist in what may prove to be a significant repair and restoration effort.

Anticipating 'Sandy'

PSNH is preparing for the likelihood of power outages resulting from the storm, and the utility is reminding customers of what they can and should be doing.


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