Psnh Power Outages
November 1, 2011 by staff
Psnh Power Outages, He made good on Tuesday by the Public Service of New Hampshire, while the line equipment working to restore power to customers affected by the snowstorm earlier in the season that knocked out power to more than a quarter of a million New Hampshire homes and businesses and more than 3 million throughout the northeast.
“We have made great progress since the restoration began in earnest on Sunday, but there is still a long way to go before the end,” said Dave Bickford, Director of Operations for PSNH customers. “The devastation caused by the unprecedented autumn storm is still evident as you drive across the state. Wires to remove the trees, setting poles, and replacement takes a team effort by our local staff PSNH and many others around the country and Canada, “said Bickford.
As at 6:00 am on Tuesday, PSNH had restored power to more than 101,000 homes and businesses. The number of customers still without power was about 135,000, down from a peak of 237,000 thousands of Sunday afternoon. In addition to restoring power to customers on Monday efforts focused on the critical community infrastructure such as schools and municipal buildings. The few schools that are still without power will be continued attention on Tuesday. Fallen trees are still many cities the garbage and clean the roads remains a high priority in the southern part of the state.
PSNH requests all customers are without power, but have not yet reported his court, do so by calling 1-800-662-7764 or through psnh.com. Customers only need to report an outage once.
PSNH is working to develop a city by city list the restoration of the ID when it is expected that 95% and 99% of customers will be back online. The company expects to have that information available by midday on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the utility advises all customers currently without power in the south of Route 4 to Concord on the seashore and along the south line of Mason eastward to assume that the power can not be restored for several days and plan accordingly. The heavy wet snow damaged not only the main circuits, but also many individual “services” that connect from the street to the house of a single client. “While PSNH is using teams of specialist services to deal with this situation These cuts only one customer has more time to restore.
Mobile work centers – PSNH is in the process of creating two temporary “mobile” work centers in Amherst area and the Hudson in order to make more efficient use of a growing workforce. The mobile workplace use, from Tuesday to effectively deploy crews and equipment. The savings in travel time and shipping accelerate restoration efforts in the southern portion of the state, which was significantly affected by the weather phenomenon.
About 150 additional two-man crews are coming to help PSNH 153 and support teams already at work. The latter includes the teams of workers in Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Missouri and Tennessee. In addition to the line workers, about 130 tree-trimming equipment will work on Tuesday to continue the task of clearing the trees, branches and twigs of the cables and infrastructure.
A storm History – This “Snowtober” cut rates of the storm as the third largest in PSNH history, after the ice storm in December 2008 and February 2010 windstorm. The snow storm is the most recorded in New Hampshire during the month of October in 140 years. With most of the trees with their leaves still the one to two feet of heavy wet snow and branches brought down on cables and equipment in some cases, take those wires to the ground and occasionally breaking poles electricity in the process.
Important Safety Reminders -
Customers are urged to keep power lines clear of fallen or sagging and to treat all lines as if they were “live”. You should also stay away from fallen trees or poles, and report this immediately to PSNH at 1-800-662-7764.
In addition, PSNH reminds customers that it is essential for your safety and the safety of line workers who will repair the electrical system that portable generators be installed correctly. To protect line workers, a generator should only be attributed to the house wiring and completely isolated from the utility grid. Without adequate insulation, the power that is generated through the house could also result in the PSNH electrical system, causing a hazard for workers in the line of the two neighbors. Please be careful when installing a portable generator. For more tips on generator safety, visit psnh.com.
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