A power outage plunged thousands into darkness around Dover on Tuesday morning, according to Eversource's outage map.

At one point, the map showed over 5,000 customers without power. As of 2:45 p.m., most of those customers were restored, Eversource spokesman William Hinkle told Seacoast Current.

"There was a large outage that affected more than 5,000 customers, which was caused by strong winds bringing down a tree onto the system," Hinkle said. "We have seen those strong winds bring down trees and cause damage across the state since late Monday afternoon," Hinkle said.

Winds were 20-25 mph, and gusting to 30 mph.

Power was restored for 9,000 Eversource customers overnight, according to Hinkle.  Eversource's outage map showed outages in Barrington, Durham, Epping, and Lee on Tuesday afternoon.

Hinkle said Eversource has had extra crews positioned ready to respond until everyone is restored.

Contributors to the (un)Official City of Dover Facebook page reported power flickering on and off.

Unitil also showed an outage in Newton affecting 148 customers on Route 108.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH

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