CONCORD, N.H. — About 24,500 customers across New Hampshire are still without power, days after a wind storm caused widespread outages across New England.

At the peak of the storm, power was out to about 270,000 customers in the state. Utilities have brought in crews from as far away as Kentucky, Ohio, and Canada to help restore electricity. More than 600 crews were in the state Thursday. They expect to substantially restore power statewide by Friday evening.

A number of school districts have reopened since the storm Monday, including Bedford and Kearsarge, where electric lines had been down.

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