- Associated Press - Monday, January 26, 2015

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) - Utilities in New Hampshire are preparing for the possibility of blizzard-like conditions as a major storm approaches the state Monday night into Tuesday.

Unitil spokesman Alec O’Meara says if that happens, bucket trucks will be unable to extend arms due to high winds at the storm’s peak. He says, though that the utility will still be able to work with first responders to address downed wire calls.

Unitil is securing additional third-party crews to provide assistance in the storm.

Public Service of New Hampshire says it is pre-staging employees and materials in locations across the state. It too, has secured additional outside crews.

Liberty Utilities also has crews on standby and has hired outside contractors to double the number of crews it normally uses.

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