Con Edison: NYC power to be restored by midnight

Dark screens in Times Square after a massive power outage in New York City.
By  | 

NEW YORK CITY (AP) - The Latest on New York City power outage (all times local):

10:50 p.m.

Officials say power is being restored to thousands of customers in Manhattan that caused stalled subways, elevators and darkened marquees in the theater district.

Con Edison said electricity should be restored to the 73,000 customers who were left in the hourslong outage Saturday night. Officials hope to have power fully restored by midnight.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the outage started at 6:47 p.m.

The New York City Fire Department said a transformer fire started at West 64th Street and West End Avenue knocked out power to businesses, customers and subway stations in the Upper West Side.

___

10:25 p.m.

A concert at Madison Square Garden featuring Jennifer Lopez was interrupted by a power outage that left most of Manhattan without electricity.

Concert goers were met with darkness about four songs into Lopez's set about 9:30 p.m. The arena was later evacuated.

Officials at Penn Station said they were using generators to help keep the power on.

The New York City Fire Department said a transformer fire started at West 64th Street and West End Avenue knocked out power to 45,000 customers.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said power should be restored by midnight.

___

10 p.m.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed a state agency to conduct an investigation into a blackout that left a large portion of Manhattan without electricity.

Cuomo said in a statement that although no injuries have been reported "the fact that it happened at all is unacceptable," and the Department of Public Service will investigate the blackout.

Officials with Con Edison are expecting power to be restored to customers on the Upper West Side by midnight, Cuomo said.

The New York City Fire Department said a transformer fire started at West 64th Street and West End Avenue knocked out power to 45,000 customers.

___

Officials say more than 40,000 customers were without power following a transformer fire in New York City.

The New York City Fire Department said the fire started at West 64th Street and West End Avenue. Power reportedly went out early Saturday evening at much of Rockefeller Center and reached the Upper West Side.


The power outages caused the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to stop train services in Manhattan and left several businesses in the dark.

The outage comes on the anniversary of the 1977 New York City outage that left most of the city without power.



 
Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus