MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) – New Hampshire officials estimate that the recent ice storm will cost state businesses tens of millions of dollars in storm damage, lost productivity and missed sales.

Steve Boucher from the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic development estimates the cost could be more than $30 million. He said storms are usually isolated in a few communities, but last weekend’s ice storm was unprecedented in the number of towns and cities it affected.

As of Friday, more than 600 businesses had reported almost $17 million in storm-related losses to the state.

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