MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Many people across New Hampshire are in the dark, thanks to superstorm Sandy.
As of Tuesday morning, state utilities say they are dealing with power outages affecting about 183,000 homes and businesses, down from a high of about 210,000.
In terms of outages, it's the fourth worst storm in the state. The worst was December 2008, when an ice storm knocked out electricity to about 430,000 customers - more than half the state.
A wind storm in February 2010 affected 360,000 customers. There were 315,000 power outages from the October 2011 snowstorm.
Public Service of New Hampshire says the storm has caused extensive damage and cut electricity for nearly a quarter of its customers, about 120,000, primarily in the southern tier. The worst-hit areas are Hillsborough, Rockingham and Strafford counties.
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