Portsmouth begins to recover from Irene

Power still out across Portsmouth. While Park Ave remains impassible, the back route up Riverside to Cove is still clear, and a drive around town showed that, at least based on what was visible from East Main Road, damage seemed to be relatively light.

Okay, I'm guessing that the owners of the sailboat that fetched up on the beach at Island Park would disagree.

There are leaves and many small branches down, with an occasional branch taking out one lane of EMR, including a spot by Glen Park where a tree hpad come down across utility poles on the northbound lane, blocked now by crews in a bucket truck.