News: Downed lines in Nashua, Riverside Dr. closed

Today’s bike ride for a bagel was more exciting than I expected. As I returned home on Riverside Drive, I saw fire trucks across the road. On a closer view, the situation was even worse: Power lines draped over a big trailer truck right at Conway Arena, all the way across the street to where a utility pole was down. The firemen weren’t even allowing foot traffic through, so I had to backtrack to Mine Falls Park and ride to the other side of the turnpike to get home.

Riverside Drive is the only vehicle access point to the Riverside Medical Center and Nashua High School South, so they were cut off from the world till traffic was restored. I don’t know if it has been yet. The traffic light at the entrance to my condo complex was on but blinking, as if its control had been knocked out. There were probably power outages, but they don’t seem to have been widespread.

The Nashua Patch has more information.

Power lines downed onto truck on Riverside St., Nashua, NH, May 5, 2016.

Power lines downed onto truck on Riverside St., Nashua, NH, May 5, 2016.

Power lines down, view from Route 111

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