Crews working to restore power to thousands in New Hampshire
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Utilities are working on 245,000 power outages in New Hampshire, down from a high of 309,000 following an overnight storm with high winds.
Flood warnings were posted for parts of northern New Hampshire. Some residents in homes and in a mobile home park in Campton, New Hampshire, were evacuated from the rising Mad River, and shelters were opened in town.
Several hundred school districts were closed Monday and others delayed opening.
Over 200 roads were closed in the state due to downed trees and flooding from the storm, which carried wind gusts over 60 mph.
Winds were expected to remain strong Monday afternoon. Utility officials said that would likely slow power restoration.
The last time New Hampshire had this many power outages was a pre-Thanksgiving Day storm in 2014, which wiped out electricity to more than 200,000 customers.