Day by Day, Up to a Week for Power Restoration

State Senator Sharon Carson

Senator Carson completed a meeting in the last hour with PSNH and other Senators from around the state of New Hampshire.  The efforts to come look good but the outcome may not be what people are looking for.

According to the Senator, “Right now they are working on 90 backbone circuits, when those are complete they will start on the laterals. They have 20 of these main backbone circuits left that are not repaired as of 4pm this afternoon.”

Sharon continued with more details, “They do expect to be done with those backbone circuits on Wednesday when more crews arrive from other locations not affected by the storm.  Some as far away as Ohio and Canada. They told all of us you may not see people in the morning working but they will be arriving.”

They also told the group of Senators some very upset as there were tense moments Sunday in places like Nashua that did have gas, rough estimates on restoration. According to what they were told PSNH is “estimating up to a week, taking everything day by day.”

When we asked if it was a week from the start of the incident or a week she indicated they only said “estimating a week.” They are setting up a mobile command center in the parking lot at the Wallmart in Hudson, ETR’s may be available in the next few days.

At just after 5pm on Day 2 PSNH reports 179,799 without power for them in New Hampshire. Londonderry is at 8,255 or 79.3% that’s no change today, Hudson 9,820 at 92% and Auburn 2,209 with 100% in the dark tonight.

 

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PSNH Update 11am, Day Two 11am 223,000 still without power

223,000 customers remain without power, 404 crews out working and 217 more on the way…

PSNH has indicated outage numbers published and distributed at 5am were not correct. The detailed numbers are in this story.

  • PSNH Customers in Londonderry 10,202
  • Customers without power 8,241
  • Percent without power on day two 81%

In our region without Power at 5am

  • Auburn 2,464 100%
  • Derry 10,992 81%
  • Hudson 4,639 44%
  • Litchfield 855 27%
  • Sandown 1,170 100%
  • Windham 5,285 100%

February Wind Storm 2010
PSNH Outage Update #7 – 02/27/2010 11:00 a.m.

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Feb. 27, 2010 – With help arriving from as far away as Baltimore and Detroit, PSNH crews expect to make significant progress today in repairing power lines and electrical equipment damaged by the massive wind storm that lashed the Northeast early Friday morning.

As of 11:00 a.m., PSNH reports that about 223,000 customers remain without power, down from a peak of about 269,000 outages yesterday. With much of yesterday’s work focused on assessing damage and addressing safety hazards, crews will be concentrating more intently today on repairing major sections of PSNH’s electric system.

PSNH currently has about 404 line and tree-trimming crews working to assess damage, clear debris, and restore power. Another 217 crews are expected to arrive today to join the restoration effort.
Priorities for Today

Crews are focused today on repairing major circuits and lines that serve the largest concentrations of people, and restoring service to critical facilities such as schools and water treatment facilities. Once the major power lines are repaired, smaller lines feeding off these circuits can be repaired to restore service to individual neighborhoods and homes.

Slide show of Connecticut Power and Light crew with restoration efforts near the Londonderry town common. Click HERE for a full screen slide show.

Clearing downed wires from roadways will continue to be a priority today, in order to prevent safety hazards and open roads to use by residents, emergency vehicles, and utility crews. Customers are reminded to always assume downed wires are energized, even if they appear to be “dead,” and to notify PSNH of their location immediately at 1-800-662-7764.


Outages by Town

Although power outages are widespread throughout the state, the Seacoast and Southern regions of New Hampshire were hit hardest by this storm. Towns with the largest number of PSNH customers without power include Manchester, Derry, Dover, Londonderry, and Rochester.

Corrected PSNH Outages by town. It appears the originally published numbers provided by PSNH on town by town outage were not accurate. They have provided this new list also dated 2/27 5am

Town Name | PSNH Total Customers | PSNH Cust. w/out Power | PSNH % Outages

Albany  |  515  |  0  |  0%
Alexandria  |  690  |  114  |  17%
Allenstown  |  2,071  |  2,071  |  100%
Alstead  |  41  |  41  |  100%
Alton  |  239  |  239  |  100%
Amherst  |  5,279  |  4,496  |  85%
Andover  |  41  |  0  |  0%
Antrim  |  1,455  |  1,128  |  78%
Atkinson  |  153  |  153  |  100%
Auburn  |  2,464  |  2,464  |  100%
Barnstead  |  1,677  |  1,677  |  100%
Barrington  |  4,611  |  4,611  |  100%
Bath  |  471  |  35  |  7%
Bedford  |  8,947  |  7,057  |  79%
Belmont  |  3,935  |  158  |  4%
Bennington  |  811  |  339  |  42%
Berlin  |  5,466  |  0  |  0%
Bethlehem  |  1,573  |  68  |  4%
Boscawen  |  17  |  7  |  41%
Bow  |  104  |  104  |  100%
Bradford  |  1,300  |  1,300  |  100%
Brentwood  |  1,475  |  1,371  |  93%
Bridgewater  |  684  |  204  |  30%
Bristol  |  2,401  |  81  |  3%
Brookfield  |  309  |  12  |  4%
Brookline  |  1,904  |  55  |  3%
Cambridge  |  40  |  0  |  0%
Campton  |  1,080  |  745  |  69%
Candia  |  1,531  |  1,461  |  95%
Canterbury  |  488  |  485  |  99%
Carroll  |  1,127  |  7  |  1%
Charlestown  |  198  |  153  |  77%
Chatham  |  254  |  0  |  0%
Chester  |  1,030  |  1,030  |  100%
Chesterfield  |  1,968  |  69  |  4%
Chichester  |  226  |  60  |  27%
Claremont  |  6,547  |  2,142  |  33%
Clarksville  |  229  |  0  |  0%
Colebrook  |  1,235  |  0  |  0%
Columbia  |  298  |  22  |  7%
Concord  |  46  |  46  |  100%
Conway  |  4,369  |  0  |  0%
Cornish  |  493  |  404  |  82%
Croydon  |  450  |  364  |  81%
Dalton  |  631  |  23  |  4%
Danbury  |  641  |  20  |  3%
Danville  |  230  |  227  |  99%
Deerfield  |  1,529  |  1,529  |  100%
Deering  |  992  |  421  |  42%
Derry  |  13,574  |  10,992  |  81%
Dover  |  15,198  |  10,532  |  69%
Dublin  |  915  |  103  |  11%
Dummer  |  260  |  0  |  0%
Dunbarton  |  1,238  |  1,238  |  100%
Durham  |  3,302  |  3,302  |  100%
Easton  |  50  |  0  |  0%
Eaton  |  311  |  0  |  0%
Effingham  |  1,118  |  0  |  0%
Enfield  |  59  |  59  |  100%
Epping  |  3,021  |  3,021  |  100%
Epsom  |  644  |  644  |  100%
Errol  |  467  |  0  |  0%
Exeter  |  1  |  0  |  0%
Farmington  |  2,959  |  1,041  |  35%
Fitzwilliam  |  1,380  |  41  |  3%
Francestown  |  894  |  439  |  49%
Franconia  |  985  |  74  |  8%
Franklin  |  4,198  |  107  |  3%
Freedom  |  1,915  |  0  |  0%
Fremont  |  1,660  |  1,660  |  100%
Gilford  |  5,303  |  0  |  0%
Gilmanton  |  448  |  184  |  41%
Gilsum  |  431  |  431  |  100%
Goffstown  |  7,074  |  5,357  |  76%
Gorham  |  1,747  |  0  |  0%
Goshen  |  259  |  71  |  27%
Grafton  |  373  |  102  |  27%
Grantham  |  1,919  |  1,094  |  57%
Greenfield  |  802  |  191  |  24%
Greenland  |  1,773  |  1,531  |  86%
Greens Grant  |  6  |  0  |  0%
Greenville  |  1,009  |  1  |  0%
Hampstead  |  4,621  |  4,621  |  100%
Hampton  |  11  |  10  |  91%
Hancock  |  997  |  290  |  29%
Hanover  |  18  |  1  |  6%
Harrisville  |  707  |  1  |  0%
Haverhill  |  1,310  |  0  |  0%
Hebron  |  678  |  41  |  6%
Henniker  |  2,276  |  419  |  18%
Hill  |  10  |  0  |  0%
Hillsborough  |  3,236  |  877  |  27%
Hinsdale  |  2,047  |  154  |  8%
Hollis  |  3,337  |  2,412  |  72%
Hooksett  |  6,330  |  5,177  |  82%
Hopkinton  |  2,661  |  1,663  |  62%
Hudson  |  10,614  |  4,639  |  44%
Jaffrey  |  2,880  |  204  |  7%
Jefferson  |  763  |  0  |  0%
Keene  |  10,850  |  46  |  0%
Laconia  |  10,738  |  2  |  0%
Lancaster  |  1,927  |  41  |  2%
Landaff  |  160  |  0  |  0%
Lee  |  1,399  |  805  |  58%
Lempster  |  14  |  0  |  0%
Lisbon  |  718  |  4  |  1%
Litchfield  |  3,156  |  855  |  27%
Littleton  |  11  |  0  |  0%
Londonderry  |  10,202  |  8,241  |  81%
Loudon  |  2,226  |  1,418  |  64%
Lyman  |  346  |  0  |  0%
Lyme  |  607  |  365  |  60%
Lyndeborough  |  785  |  119  |  15%
Madbury  |  760  |  720  |  95%
Madison  |  1,818  |  0  |  0%
Manchester  |  54,257  |  31,383  |  58%
Marlborough  |  1,150  |  4  |  0%
Marlow  |  221  |  221  |  100%
Martins Location  |  12  |  0  |  0%
Mason  |  640  |  282  |  44%
Meredith  |  37  |  0  |  0%
Merrimack  |  11,055  |  7,560  |  68%
Middleton  |  1,034  |  1,034  |  100%
Milan  |  895  |  0  |  0%
Milford  |  7,189  |  1,158  |  16%
Millsfield  |  16  |  0  |  0%
Milton  |  2,307  |  96  |  4%
Mont Vernon  |  946  |  821  |  87%
Nashua  |  40,499  |  6,014  |  15%
Nelson  |  442  |  36  |  8%
New Boston  |  2,804  |  2,804  |  100%
New Castle  |  685  |  685  |  100%
New Durham  |  641  |  641  |  100%
New Hampton  |  511  |  127  |  25%
New Ipswich  |  2,091  |  0  |  0%
New London  |  2,665  |  2,546  |  96%
Newbury  |  1,657  |  1,458  |  88%
Newfields  |  689  |  381  |  55%
Newington  |  687  |  471  |  69%
Newmarket  |  4,894  |  4,894  |  100%
Newport  |  3,337  |  1,109  |  33%
North Hampton  |  2,524  |  2,396  |  95%
Northfield  |  1,383  |  0  |  0%
Northumberland  |  1,250  |  0  |  0%
Northwood  |  2,377  |  2,377  |  100%
Nottingham  |  1,191  |  1,191  |  100%
Orange  |  13  |  11  |  85%
Orford  |  440  |  228  |  52%
Ossipee  |  2,746  |  0  |  0%
Pelham  |  63  |  63  |  100%
Pembroke  |  3,801  |  3,801  |  100%
Peterborough  |  3,576  |  271  |  8%
Piermont  |  312  |  0  |  0%
Pinkhams Grant  |  9  |  0  |  0%
Pittsburg  |  1,450  |  25  |  2%
Pittsfield  |  1,973  |  420  |  21%
Plainfield  |  366  |  68  |  19%
Plymouth  |  2  |  0  |  0%
Portsmouth  |  12,958  |  2,846  |  22%
Randolph  |  315  |  0  |  0%
Raymond  |  3,196  |  2,828  |  88%
Richmond  |  566  |  213  |  38%
Rindge  |  2,543  |  171  |  7%
Rochester  |  15,357  |  7,738  |  50%
Rollinsford  |  1,238  |  907  |  73%
Roxbury  |  108  |  4  |  4%
Rye  |  3,183  |  2,858  |  90%
Salisbury  |  97  |  2  |  2%
Sanbornton  |  1,395  |  118  |  8%
Sandown  |  1,170  |  1,170  |  100%
Sandwich  |  191  |  0  |  0%
Seabrook  |  1  |  0  |  0%
Sharon  |  165  |  41  |  25%
Shelburne  |  100  |  0  |  0%
Somersworth  |  5,788  |  1,044  |  18%
Springfield  |  605  |  526  |  87%
Stark  |  418  |  54  |  13%
Stewartstown  |  345  |  0  |  0%
Stoddard  |  1,040  |  67  |  6%
Strafford  |  2,297  |  2,297  |  100%
Stratford  |  540  |  68  |  13%
Stratham  |  19  |  19  |  100%
Success  |  1  |  0  |  0%
Sugar Hill  |  403  |  18  |  4%
Sullivan  |  358  |  69  |  19%
Sunapee  |  2,213  |  221  |  10%
Surry  |  381  |  101  |  27%
Sutton  |  1,138  |  1,138  |  100%
Swanzey  |  3,680  |  1,844  |  50%
Tamworth  |  2,191  |  0  |  0%
Temple  |  159  |  159  |  100%
Thornton  |  305  |  372  |  122%
Tilton  |  2,272  |  38  |  2%
Troy  |  1,068  |  0  |  0%
Tuftonboro  |  59  |  0  |  0%
Unity  |  229  |  177  |  77%
Wakefield  |  3,559  |  234  |  7%
Warner  |  1,507  |  830  |  55%
Washington  |  792  |  249  |  31%
Waterville Valley  |  1  |  0  |  0%
Weare  |  4,726  |  4,726  |  100%
Webster  |  601  |  601  |  100%
Wentworths Location  |  76  |  0  |  0%
Westmoreland  |  813  |  76  |  9%
Whitefield  |  1,398  |  65  |  5%
Wilmot  |  33  |  24  |  73%
Wilton  |  1,891  |  234  |  12%
Winchester  |  2,174  |  344  |  16%
Windham  |  5,285  |  5,285  |  100%
Windsor  |  177  |  0  |  0%
Total PSNH  |  493,733  |  226,685  |  46%

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PSNH updates at 4:30 265,000 still without power

Be sure to see our story “Londonderry, Derry, Auburn Update as of 2:00 pm today” For further updates from Town Manager Dave Caron. Last update 6:45pm

Shelter at LHS gym opened today at 3pm, no hot food but a free basketball game tonight! Hot food on Saturday.

Outage update 4:30 p.m. from PSNH

Outage Update #4 – 02/26/2010 4:30 p.m. Helpers are on the way …

February Wind Storm 2010

Outage Update #4 – 02/26/2010 4:30 p.m.

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Feb. 26, 2010 – As of 4:30 p.m., PSNH reports that approximately 265,000 PSNH customers (54 percent) are without power as a result of the devastating wind storm that belted through New York and New England last night. Although power outages are widespread throughout the state, the Seacoast and Southern regions of New Hampshire were hit hardest by this storm.

Wind speeds above 60 mph were recorded in both regions, with gusts reaching 91 mph in Portsmouth, NH. Given the number of outages and road closures, the amount of tree and branch debris that must be cleared before power can be restored, and PSNH’s ongoing assessment of the damage, customers are asked to prepare for what will be a multi-day power restoration effort.

For information on shelters and other assistance, customers are encouraged to call 211.

Reinforcements on Their Way to NH PSNH currently has about 266 line and tree-trimming crews working to assess damage, clear debris, and restore power, up from 145 crews at 10 a.m. this morning. Crews have arrived throughout the day from PSNH’s sister utility, Connecticut Light & Power, as well as multiple contractors.

An additional 310 crews will arrive from Maryland, Michigan, and Pennsylvania within 24 hours. Crews will be working around-the-clock to restore service as quickly as possible. Power Restoration Priorities The first priority for PSNH is to restore power to customers in emergency situations.

This typically includes hospitals, nursing homes, police and fire stations, and customers on life-support systems. Major circuits and lines serving the largest concentrations of people are repaired next.

The latest images from the streets of Londonderry today.

Click HERE for full screen show of these images.

Once the major lines are repaired, lines feeding off of these circuits can be repaired. Another priority for PSNH crews is removing wires from downed trees that are blocking roadways, so that communities can safely clear the debris and open up the roads for use by residents and emergency vehicles.

Customers should be extremely cautious around downed power lines and/or damaged electrical equipment. Always assume downed wires are energized, even if they appear to be “dead,” and notify PSNH of their location immediately at 1-800-662-7764.

Install Generators Correctly to Avoid Potentially Fatal Hazards PSNH reminds customers that it is critical for their safety and the safety of line workers repairing the electrical system that portable generators be installed correctly. Generators must be properly ventilated to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning, and should never be refueled while in operation. To protect line workers, a generator should only be attached to the house wiring and be completely isolated from the utility supply. Without proper isolation, power that is being generated through the home could also feed into the PSNH electrical system and possibly electrocute a neighbor or a utility worker.

Please take care when installing a portable generator. For more generator safety tips, visit www.psnh.com/Residential/SafetyCenter/Generators.asp.

Keep checking Londonderry Hometown Online News for Additional information on this Londonderry and New Hampshire Emergency.

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