MONDAY OUTAGE AFFECTS THOUSANDS

by Gair on April 30, 2013

MORE THAN 2,500 CUSTOMERS LOST POWER FOR MORE THAN AN HOUR AND A HALF MONDAY MORNING.

A SPOKESMAN FOR PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE SAYS 1,700 CUSTOMERS LOST POWER SHORTLY BEFORE 6 A.M.AFTER THE FAILURE OF AN INSULATOR ON ROUTE 41 IN OSSIPEE.

TAMWORTH FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDED AFTER AN EXPLOSION WAS REPORTED – APPARENTLY THE SOUND OF THE TRANSFORMER BLOWING – TO 229 PLAINS RD. – ROUTE 41. CHIEF RICH COLCORD SAYS THE EXPLOSION STARTED A SMALL GROUND FIRE THAT WAS PUT OUT AFTER A PSNH REPRESENTATIVE ARRIVED AT THE SCENE TO CONFIRM THE POWER WAS OUT.

WEST OSSIPEE FIREFIGHTERS ALSO RESPONDED. NO ONE WAS HURT.

A SPOKESMAN FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE ELECTRIC CO-OP SAYS MORE THAN 820 CUSTOMERS LOST POWER – IT WAS RESTORED JUST BEFORE 7:45 A.M. MONDAY. AREAS AFFECTED INCLUDED EATON, FREEDOM, MADISON, OSSIPEE AND TAMWORTH.

SHORTLY AFTER NOON MONDAY, MADISON FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDED TO A REPORTED FIRE ON EAST MADISON ROAD.

CHIEF RICK JUDKINS SAYS A HOMEOWNER WAS BURNING SOME GARDEN MATERIALS WITHOUT A PERMIT. THE CHIEF SAYS THE FIRE GOT AWAY FROM THE PERSON AND SPREAD TO ABOUT A QUARTER ACRE.

FIREFIGHTERS WERE AT THE SCENE FOR ABOUT TWO HOURS.

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