Storm knocks out power in Concord’s downtown; other towns affected 

  • A map of Eversource power outages in New Hampshire on Monday evening is shown. Courtesy—

  • A police officer directs traffic at N Main St and Loudon Rd in downtown Concord early Monday evening after a storm knocked out traffic lights. Lola Duffort—Monitor staff

  • An entire tree is knocked into the Concord Co-op parking lot. Lola Duffort—Monitor staff

Monitor staff
Published: 6/18/2018 7:06:37 PM

A fast-moving storm knocked out power across Merrimack County and caused several crashes in downtown Concord Monday night.

The outages in Concord hit about 6:15 p.m. said a Concord police representative. The police station briefly lost power, “and then the calls started coming in,” said the representative.

According to Unitil’s website, about 22.9 percent of Concord was without power at 6:45 p.m.; by 10 p.m., the amount was down to 11 percent.

The outages were spread across the city, with Fort Eddy Road, North State Street, Storrs Street, Washington Street, North and South Main Street and others affected. Police were out directing traffic at some intersections, the representative said.

Several “minor” crashes were reported in the aftermath of the storm, and several trees were knocked down across the city. 

Several towns in Hillsborough and Merrimack counties were dealing with some level of power outages about 7 p.m. According to Eversource’s website, 50,271 of its customers across the state were without power as of 7 p.m. Weare, New Boston and Dunbarton had more than 80 percent without power. By 10 p.m., those towns had between 8 to 12 percent of customers still without power.

According to Unitil’s website, 33.6 percent of its Bow customers were without power after the storm. By 10 p.m., that amount was upgraded to 7 percent.

The National Weather Service out of Gray, Maine, had a severe weather watch in place for Merrimack, Hillsborough and part of Belknap counties Monday night.

(Caitlin Andrews can be  reached at 369-3309, or on Twitter at @ActualCAndrews.)

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