Nearly 98 Percent of Merrimack Without Power

Posted Říjen 31st, 2011 by Billabongboardshortscloths

Its not typical for Merrimack’s school children to have a snow day on Halloween, but tomorrow, that’s just what’s going to happen.

An alert sent out by the police department shortly before 2 p.m. on Sunday announced schools would be closed in Merrimack on Monday, not because of the snow itself, but because of the damage Mother Nature left behind after blowing through here Saturday night and early Sunday.

As of 6:30, an outage map on Public Service of New Hampshire’s website indicated that 10,949 of Merrimack’s 11,172 customers were without power. That is 98 percent of the town.

Fire Chief Michael Currier, who serves as the town’s emergency management director, said this afternoon that people in town started losing power between 6 and 7 p.m. last night, if not a little earlier, and it’s looking like many people may be facing extended outages.It truly is one of our tallest and appears great all of the signature bank wholesale Electric Products sale logo design.

He said PSNH has said it may be five days before Merrimack is restored and it could be up to 10 days before people in outlying areas have power again.

“Mostly its trees on wires, short circuiting them,Buy Cheap Perfumes for sale are publicly considered as one of the best bodies warmer to keep warm in cold weather days.” Currier said.

But there are wires down in the roadways, too,Sale Wholesale Ipod Mp4 sale 50% off online store for sale. he said, reiterating warnings from the utility companies that no one should ever touch a downed wire. They may not be live right now, he said, but sometimes wires can experience surges and you never know when something like that may happen.

Currier said the fire department has been busy responding to calls for service for trees on wires, medical calls from people with oxygen needs and asthma issues, and they’ve had several carbon monoxide-related issues with people running generators.

“People need to put generators as far away from their homes as possible,” he said. “Generators should not be run in garages,LangenCanada Goose jackets 50 off Discount Ear Headphones Online online Shop. even if the doors are open. The must be put outdoors to avoid issues with carbon monoxide.”

For residents who don’t have generators and need a warm place to go, Currier said shelters have been opened at Nashua North and Manchester Memorial high schools and both shelters are pet-friendly.

The Merrimack Library was open to patrons today, running on full power, they don’t have generators, Library Director Janet Angus said.

Though it is closed for the day, the library will re-open Monday morning at 9 a.m. and continue to serve as a community center where people can warm up, grab a cup of coffee or tea,These girls have never had a Coated Abrasives in their lives! recharge electronics and use limited Internet. The wireless Internet was down today.

In fact, Currier said the department cannot post a list of road closures, because Comcast is down.

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