Storm Response Update

Damaging storm expected to continue Monday

High winds brought down trees and power lines Sunday night into Monday, knocking out power for hundreds of thousands of Granite State residents.

Nashua, Merrimack, Amherst, Hollis, Brookline, Milford, Litchfield, and Hudson schools are all closed Monday because of the storm.

People are being urged to use caution while driving, and call 911 if they spot any downed power lines.

Eversource, the state’s largest utility, reports more than 181,000 of its customers are without power, or 35 percent of its customer base. The National Weather Service is warning of possible floods and flash floods throughout the day.

The city has posted a map where the public can track road obstructions throughout the city, available at http://nashuamaps.maps.arcgis.com/apps/PublicInformation/index.html?appid=2ef6d286bc064e5fb4e4f11eb6c3fcfd

Justin Kates, director of Emergency Management, cautioned that people should stay away from any downed power lines and that generators should be run outdoors, not within any buildings.

According to Kates, at one point power outages were at 27 percent, but are down to 20 percent as of Monday afternoon.

He said that by Monday night, Eversource and the Division of Public Works should have made “significant progress” in clearing the roads, and that people should remain patient.