- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Utilities in New Hampshire have faced a few challenges so far as a major snowstorm moves through the state.

New Hampshire Electric Cooperative spokesman Seth Wheeler says a tree fell on a transmission line near Farmington, Alton and New Durham on Tuesday morning, temporarily shutting off power to about 7,000 customers. He says all were back on within an hour.

Widespread outages were not expected for this storm, which is producing light, fluffy snow. Utilities, however, are concerned about the wind. If gusts reach over 35 miles an hour, that will prevent bucket trucks from extending their arms, and result in power restoration delays.

Utilities have lined up extra assistance in the event of outages. Some crews are coming from Canada and others from Tennessee.


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