A massive power outage was caused by a manhole fire in Manhattan. Con Edison is working to restore power to thousands of customers.
The outage appears to run from Times Square and Hell’s Kitchen to Columbus Circle and the Upper West Side and down to Madison Square Garden. Mayor Bill de Blasio is returning to New York from campaigning in Iowa. WABC is reporting that power appears to be coming back and expected to be fully restored by midnight.
We’re getting reports of power outages in station complexes throughout Manhattan. We’re working to identify causes and keep trains moving. More information to come.
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Major power outage in Manhattan. Subways are dark. Everyone walking. pic.twitter.com/n4eORlsz6N
— Jeff Berardelli (@WeatherProf) July 13, 2019
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