New Hampshire Electric Co-op spokesman Seth Wheeler said this small tree blown onto wires on Kearsarge Road may have cut power for an hour Tuesday night. (MARK GUERRINGUE PHOTO)

CONWAY — A number of outages took place after a storm that brought high winds traveled across Carroll County on Tuesday.

A total of 781 New Hampshire Electric Co-operative members were affected by a power outage Tuesday evening in Conway and North Conway.

Co-op spokesman Seth Wheeler said the cause was a tree that fell from outside the right-of-way on to a three-phase power line.

Areas affected included Main Street, Grove Street, Kearsarge Road and Seavey Street in Noth Conway, including the office of The Conway Daily Sun.

The outage occurred at 6:02 p.m. and was restored at 7:04 p.m.

A photo Sun Publisher Mark Guerringue took of a small tree leaning on wires on Kearsarge Road shortly after the outage took place was sent to Wheeler with an email asking whether it was responsible for the outage.

Wheeler replied: "I can’t say with 100 percent certainty, but that would make sense, especially if the photo was taken between 6-7 p.m. A one-hour outage would be very fast for a tree that broke a three-phase line or pole. This looks like it was just leaning on the wires, which would result in a quicker restoration."

The Co-op automated line Tuesday night said there were also outages in Meredith and Moultonborough.

Meanwhile, the other power company, Eversource, responded to two separate power outages in Conway that night that affected approximately 66 customers.

A map on the Eversource website showed the center of the outage was near Conway Lake in Eaton.

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