After the storm: Man injured when tree falls on car, city-wide clean-up continues

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Post-storm debris across the city included everything from branches to large trees obstructing roadways. Photo/Jeffrey Hastings

MANCHESTER, NH – Road crews spent Monday clearing debris from roadways and coordinating efforts to get traffic flowing again following a storm that featured damaging winds and heavy rain.

Manchester Police responded to a report of a man trapped in a vehicle on Patterson Street at Sheridan Street after a tree fell on his vehicle. The man was transported to a local hospital with injuries, although police did not have detailed information immediately available.

Public Works Director Kevin Sheppard said the city fielded more than 80 service requests Monday, ranging from branches and trees in the road, some blocking the road and others creating an obstacle course for motorists. All roads without power line issues were addressed, Sheppard said, with a few side streets requiring more attention from Eversource, where crews remained on the scene.

As of 8 p.m. on Monday, Eversource was reporting 135,113 customers statewide were still without power. You can follow progress of outages on Eversource’s Outage Map.

Clean-up efforts will continue this week, Sheppard said.

For residents with storm debris, the city is temporarily waiving the fee at the Dunbarton Road Drop-Off Center.

Hooksett Police report that Route 3A [West River Rd] remains closed between Pine Street and NH I-93 North Rest Area. Traffic lights at Rt.3 [Hooksett Rd] and Alice / West Alice Avenue are out of service due to a power outage.

 

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