Ohio linemen come to the aid of New Hampshire co-op

Wind damage, as seen above in Deerfield, N.H., knocked out power to 60 percent of New Hampshire Electric Cooperative members.

A month-and-a-half after traveling to Georgia in the wake of Hurricane Irma, Ohio electric co-op linemen once again sprung to action to help restore power to co-op members – this time in New Hampshire.

Hurricane-force winds on October 30 caused the fourth-largest power outage in New Hampshire history, with 450,000 residents across the state without power at the outage’s peak.

Eleven Ohio co-ops quickly assembled a team of 40 linemen, three supervisors, 17 bucket trucks, and three digger derricks to assist New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC), which had 51,000 of its 81,000 members without power.

Ohio line crews were featured on WMUR on the November 4 and November 6 newscasts.