Storm Knocks Out Power To Thousands

BOSTON (CBS) – The heavy, wet snow from the April Fools’ storm brought down power lines Friday, leaving thousands of homes and businesses without electricity.

Public Service of New Hampshire had 3,300 customers affected as of 3:30 p.m., down from a high of 23,000.

Around 1 p.m. National Grid reported 1,100 of its customers had no power, down from a peak of 13,000 earlier in the day.

NStar reported 2,300 outages, with the majority coming in Waltham.

Unitil said 1,100 of its customers were in the dark, especially in Lunenberg, the New Hampshire coast and in Concord, N.H.

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