Power restored on Prudence Island

Power restored on Prudence Island


PORTSMOUTH — Power was restored on Prudence Island this morning at about 11:04 a.m., according to the island’s volunteer fire department.

The entire island had lost power during the blizzard.

A crew from National Grid took the 8:30 a.m. ferry to Prudence on Monday and shortly afterward power was restored.

The fire station is still available for use as a warming station or to get information and charge cell phones.

For the rest of Portsmouth, power was restored to 159 National Grid customers in Island Park by 12:45 p.m. Monday, according to the Portsmouth Emergency Management Agency (PEMA).

Every customer in Portsmouth should have their power restored no later than 11 p.m. this evening, according to PEMA.

Debris removal plans are underway to address the large volume of fallen trees and branches on the ground, according to PEMA. The removal of debris can start only after the current situation is stabilized and the snow pack is gone or greatly diminished.

If you know of any debris that’s creating an immediate hazard, call the Public Works department at 683-0362 or the Portsmouth Fire Department at 683-1200.