Con Edison cut power to over 30,000 people in New York City, according to Deadline.
The outage, which comes during a massive heat wave in the northeast, was done, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio, so the power company could “make repairs and prevent a bigger outage.”
The majority of the outages were in Brooklyn, while areas of Queens and The Bronx were also effected.
“City agencies are working with Con Ed to resolve this as quickly as possible,” de Blasio said.
According to Business Insider,
“A spokesperson for Con Edison told Business Insider that outages were caused by “continued high heat and high electrical usage” and said some customers were shut off from power in order to protect electrical equipment from further damage.
“The spokesperson said the company was working to restore power as quickly as possible and anticipated most customers would have their service restored by mid-Monday morning.”
As of 1:40 a.m. ET, over 40,000 people were without power, although not all were connected to Con Edison’s move.