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Heavy wet snow hangs on branches and power lines in Dover, NH where thousands were without power Thanksgiving.

Nov 27, 2014 1:57 PM

Dover, NH families without power unable to cook Thanksgiving dinner


DOVER- More than 6000 people in Dover, NH woke up to no power Thanksgiving morning. Now the question is how will dinner get cooked? Ed and Gerri Miller had quite the night.

"I was up all night the power went off at 1:30. Then all the smoke detectors were beeping," Gerri said.

Ed said, "We've had the fire department come to the house to check the detectors so a very interesting Thanksgiving morning."

The Miller's say they don't usually host Thanksgiving because Gerri doesn't like to cook.

Like many on the Seacoast, they purchased a generator after some large storms we saw in the past few years. The only problem Thursday is the stove wouldn't work.

"So we're working on plan B right now; find someone with a stove to heat up the turkey," Ed said.

Mary Caddle drove up from Massachusetts before the storm to have Thanksgiving at her parents' house and they're running into similar problems.

"We don't know we're still in a state of flux about what we're going to do now. We're either going to see if it comes back on or do Thanksgiving another day," Caddle said.

With a turkey dinner hanging in the balance and no sign of the power returning, these families say it's not going to hurt their spirits they know they have a lot to be thankful for.

"We're mostly just thankful that we were able to get here and that it held off until we got here. I'm actually thankful for the giant power outage a few years ago that made people get a generator," Caddle said.


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