John Blanding/Globe Staff
Nearly 300,000 people are still without power this morning in Massachusetts and New Hampshire as a result of the winds and rains that have lashed the area in the past few days.
As of 10 a.m., National Grid reported on its website that 22,000 Massachusetts customers were without electricity.
In neighboring New Hampshire, the numbers were much worse. More than 270,000 are still without power, said Katya Brennan, a spokeswoman for the Department of Safety Division in Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
Some New Hampshire residents will remain without power for several days as workers attempt to clear debris and fix broken power lines, Brennan said. “This is a big event, like the ice storm of 2008,” she said. “We will see that number drop gradually in the coming days.”
Those in rural areas will likely remain without power for longer than those who live in more populated areas, she said.
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