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Dec 5, 2015 1:21 PM

Concord area power outage blamed on a bird who took down a wire

The Associated Press and staff reports

CONCORD — Unitil officials were working to restore power to more than 10,000 customers in and around the capital city Saturday morning.

Unitil reports the outage, which affected roughly 13,300 customers, was caused by a bird that brought down a wire.

Unitil's website indicates that more than 9,600 customers in Concord lost power at around 8:30 a.m. — shutting down a number of Main Street shops normally open at that hour.

Customers in Hooksett and Dunbarton also lost power, but Concord was hit the hardest.

Power was restored to a number of downtown Concord business and residences at about 9:45 a.m., but Unitil reported that nearly 2,500 customers still were without power mid-morning. They reported getting all customers back on line by about 11 a.m.

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