Snow Knocks Out Power, Closes Schools in New Hampshire, Maine
The heaviest of the snow has fallen across the Seacoast, but has left several thousand without power and canceled school for many districts.
Much of the Seacoast region appears to again have missed out on the heaviest of the snow, with only 1-2 inches on average falling around Rockingham County where a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect. However, in Strafford County and along the Maine, coast amounts were higher with 4-6 inches on average. A Winter Weather Warning is in effect for those areas.
The heavy wet snow has knocked out power to several hundred Eversource customers including Rochester, Madbury, Lee, and Epping as of 5:45 a.m. on the company's outage map. A handful of Until customers are also without power.
Nearly 4,000 Central Maine Power customers are without power in York County, mostly in Old Orchard Beach, Saco, and South Berwick.
Roads are slushy and snow-covered as the Friday morning commute got underway. Many districts canceled school for the day as a precaution against potentially bad roads, including Dover and Exeter.
Portsmouth had a two-hour delayed opening.