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Mar 14, 2017 4:26 PM

Over 40,000 without power as powerful winds, heavy snow strikes NH during 2017 blizzard

Tens of thousands are without power in New Hampshire on Tuesday afternoon as the 2017 blizzard sweeps across the state.

READ: Tuesday nor'easter to bring 60+ mph wind gusts, could leave thousands without power

Meteorologist Ryan Breton predicted that during the height of the storm, a combination of wet, pasty snow and strong wind gusts would cause power outages in parts of the state.

Northeasterly winds will increase to between 15 mph and 25 mph during Tuesday afternoon. Wind gusts to 60 mph are expected at the coast, 40 mph inland. Some higher gusts cannot be ruled out.

As of 4:30 p.m., 40,774 power outages were reported throughout New Hampshire. The most coming Eversource at 18,950.

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