The damage was especially bad in West Andover, off North Street, Haggetts Pond Road and High Plain Road, said Town Manager Buzz Stapczynski.
"It's almost as if a line was drawn through the center of downtown," Stapczynski said. "Everything south was only slightly iced and slight damage. Everything north of Elm Square received significantly more icing."
Andover residents in need of shelter should go to one of the shelters in Methuen or Lowell.
Most of the town remained without power last night. Residents in need of shelter should go to Sanborn High in Kingston.
The entire town was without power yesterday. Police Sgt. Ryan Furman reported all roads in town were open.
The town does not expect power to return for as many as three days, according to Lt. William Gillis, Derry Bureau of Emergency Management.
Many roads in the area, including Route 102, as well as many connecting roads, still were partially blocked or closed last night.
Most remained without power last night.
Residents who need transportation to the emergency shelter can call Derry Emergency Operations at 603-845-5522.
Groveland police Sgt. Dwight McDonald said police received many reports of downed tree limbs Thursday night as well as scattered power outages.
The Hampstead Community Response Team opened an emergency shelter at Hampstead Middle School.
It will remain open as long as there are people in town without power, said Sandy Kolegue-Spalaris, the town's emergency management director.
As of 7 last night, there were six people taking advantage of the shelter at the Citizens Center at 10 Welcome St. Director of Human Services Vincent Ouellette said the shelter would remain open throughout the weekend.
"It's not the Hilton, but it's warm," he said.
Rescue officials estimate it could take up to five days to restore power in town. Police Chief Donald Briggs said it will take several days because of the number of poles and other infrastructure destroyed.
More than two dozen people were using a shelter at Sanborn Regional High School. Call police at 603-642-5742 for more information.
The Mount Vernon neighborhood, on the southern end of the city near the Andover town line, was hardest hit by power outages. The Arlington School remained open overnight, in case anyone needed help.
Ten roads, including parts of Mammoth Road, Route 102 and Stonehenge Road, remained closed last night as utility workers fixed downed power lines and poles. Much of the town was still without power last night, said police Lt. Robert Michaud.
An emergency shelter at the high school gym anticipated more than 100 to check in last night. Those who need transportation to the shelter can call 603-432-1124.
About 50 people had sought refuge at the shelter at Comprehensive Grammar School at 100 Howe St. by early evening.
"We're anticipating that number to grow substantially," said emergency management director John Santoro.
Methuen activated 20 trained volunteers from the Community Emergency Response Team to help run the Emergency Operation Center and the shelter.
The shelter had 200 hot meals ready, with more available if needed. It also had 250 cots, said Mayor William Manzi.
City officials set up a public help line. People can call 978-983-8930 for help.
As of midmorning, 7,500 North Andover customers were in the dark. By 4:30 p.m., that number was reduced to 5,128, according to National Grid.
North Andover told people to go to Comprehensive Grammar School in Methuen for shelter. Fire Chief William Martineau said people who need a ride can call 978-683-3168.
Most Pelham residents and businesses still were without power late yesterday afternoon, and efforts to restore all of the power is expected to take several days. Residents with questions or concerns can call the Fire Department at 603-635-2703.
Ninety percent of the town remained without power last night, and four roads remained impassable. Eighteen other roads were obstructed by hanging wires, but still passable.
The town's power and roads may not be fully restored until Monday, according to Bill Scully, Plaistow's emergency manager.
A Red Cross emergency shelter is open at Sanborn Regional High School in Kingston. Those who need a ride can call 603-382-5012.
Fire crews cleared all major roads in town except for two — North Main Street and Shore Drive.
Police and fire crews responded to more than 160 calls from downed power lines or trees throughout the day.
Power was up and running at The Mall at Rockingham Park and several other major retailers.
Mall officials said they planned to host a warming station today.
The shelter being offered is at Londonderry High School. Residents can call 603-890-2210 for more information.
Police Sgt. Glenn Record said the department's main concern going into the overnight hours was low-hanging wires.
As of late yesterday, power was down throughout town.
Fire Chief Tom McPherson expects all roads to be open by today.
"Not a road in town was without a tree on it, if not a dozen or more, and some of the trees were big," Record said.
Windham residents who needed help were advised to go to Londonderry High.