Heavy winds batter New England and Mt. Washington may be bearing the brunt of it. Tom Padham, Weather Observer and Meteorologist at the Mt. Washington Observatory says they had a gust of wind as fast as 171 mph, which is a record for the month of February. Powerful winds are striking elsewhere throughout New England as well with average gusts around 53-55 mph in New Hampshire and Maine. Central Maine Power reported that 6,000 customers were in the dark. In New Hampshire, Eversource had about 7,600 customers without power, and WCYY in Maine reports a communications tower was broken in half atop Sugarloaf Mountain.