New England worst ice storm in 10 years leaves hundreds of thousands without power

Hundreds of thousands without power Friday morning in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont. New Hampshire’s Department of Emergency Management says half without power

December 12, 2008, New York, NY (–JNF reporters along with New Hampshire’s Department of Emergency Management alert hundreds of thousands of residents in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont without power today. Public Service Company of New Hampshire states about 230,000 of the 500,000 homes and businesses it serves are without power as of 8 a.m., Friday. Rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow hit New Hampshire the hardest in northern New England. The storm is not yet over. The worst may be yet to come with forecasters predicting coastal flooding at high tide, in New Hampshire and Maine.

Justice correspondents, including New England home owner’s insurance attorneys, have learned fire departments throughout New Hampshire have responded to reports of transformer explosions, wires and utility poles down, trees burning on wires or trees falling on homes. Goffstown community leaders opened a shelter because so many residents are without heat. Vermont Emergency Management reports over 22,000 without power. Vermont State Police are pleading with people to stay off the roads due to ice, rain, and slush making travel hazardous. Maine is seeing the same damages and hazardous conditions. Maine Emergency Management is reporting the same dangerous conditions. State officials and local community leaders remain accessing the damage and weather conditions as power outages suspected to remain for several days. Authorities in communities throughout New England are determining wether or not shelters need to be opened.

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