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November 24, 2013

Power outages extendto northern New England

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Strong winds brought down power lines and caused across northern New England on Sunday.

Central Maine Power had more than 12,000 customers without power Sunday evening. In New Hampshire, about 26,000 Public Service Company of New Hampshire customers had no electricity, and another 6,800 homes and businesses served by the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative were in the dark.

WMUR-TV reported that Interstate 93 in Concord was reopened Sunday after a wire that fell across both lanes of the highway near Exit 16 was removed.

In Vermont, Green Mountain Power was reporting nearly 900 outages.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory in effect until 1 a.m. Monday. It says winds will reach 25 to 30 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph.

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