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Mar 14, 2017 2:28 PM

Winds accompanying 2017 blizzard leaves thousands in NH without power


As the winds begin to pick up across New Hampshire during the 2017 blizzard, power outages are leaving thousands in the dark.

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 2:30 p.m., 4,441 power outages were reported throughout New Hampshire. The most coming from Eversource at 1,936.

NH1 News will update the numbers as the storm continues.

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