Nor’easter Bears Down on Greater Haverhill Today

National Grid outage map.

An October “Nor’Easter” hitting the Merrimack Valley and beyond with wind-driven, heavy rain and some localized street flooding. WHAV meterologist Steve Lavoie reports a wind advisory and flood warnings are in effect.

Haverhill Police told WHAV there weren’t any known incidents of power outages or fallen tree limbs on local streets as a result of the storm. However, according to storm damage reports from the National Weather Service, a tree was down Wednesday evening on West Road and tree and wires were reported down on East Broadway. Other local wind damage reports were in West Newbury and Georgetown.

As of 6:15 this morning, National Grid reported nearly 5,200 customers in Essex County were without power, nine of them in Haverhill, 61 in Methuen, and six in Andover. The heaviest hit areas are in coastal North Shore communities of Salem, Essex and Rockport, where more than 3,700 customers combined are without power. Only a handful of customers in the Newburyport-Plum Island area are affected. Service is estimated to be fully restored by noon today as the rains subside.

Power outages in New Hamphsire are reported to be sporadic. Public Service Co. of New Hampshire reports as of 6:30 this morning  only one customer in Sandown is without power, with the heaviest hit local Granite State community is in Hampstead, with 69 customers there in the dark. Unitil New Hampshire reports 52 of its Seacoast region customers affected.

For latest weather details listen to “Wave Weather” every 30 minutes on WHAV.