After Massive Outage In New York City Power Returned – Electricity was restored to thousands of customers in New York City on Saturday evening after a rolling blackout that darkened Times Square and other high-traffic areas.
After Massive Outage In New York City Power Returned:
Officials said all power should be restored to the 73,000 customers suffered by the outage by midnight ET. Local media reported no major incidents of disturbance or wounds amid the blackout that began around 7 p.m. ET.
The CEO of New York City’s utility company, Con Edison said that the power off at 6:47 p.m. and that 73,000 customers were in the dark for at least three hours, mainly on the West Side. The blackout stretched from 72nd Street to the West 40s, and from Fifth Avenue to the Hudson River.
Con Edison CEO John McAvoy said in a news conference that all 73,000 customers affected by the outage in Midtown Manhattan and the Upper West Side had power restored. At its peak, the outage affected an area from 71st Street south to 42nd Street and east from the West Side Highway to Fifth Avenue.
NYC Power Outage Update Status | NYC Power Outage Cause:
According to the New York Fire Department, the outage was caused by a transformer fire, leaving much of Rockefeller Center and the Upper West Side powerless. The outage also suffered a number of Broadway productions including “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” “Hadestown,” “Lion King,” “Ain’t Too Proud,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and “The Cher Show,” which were all canceled. Several other shows were delayed.
The CEO of New York City’s utility company, Con Edison, said. John McAvoy said the cause was still under investigation, but said it was unlikely to be a manhole fire or an excessive load of power.
“The power is out in NYC and at MSG. Heartbroken to say tonight’s show is cancelled. We will reschedule. Love you all!!! Stay safe!” — Jennifer Lopez
“#BLACKOUT on Broadway! The Pride lands are dark today. No power in Times Square for blocks!” — Andre Jackson
“A power outage in New York, but it couldn’t stop the Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, creating a makeshift stage right outside Carnegie Hall”
Ellie Shanahan, 23, was on a unexpectedly stopped train between 50th and 59th Streets. She waited with the other passengers for nearly 20 minutes before an M.T.A. worker announced that there was a power outage and that there would be no train service between 59th and 163rd Streets.
“What was craziest to me was there were no traffic lights,” Ms. Shanahan said. “I was in shock, but people still seemed to know what to do. Everyone was being polite, even though there were no lights to tell us when to go.”
“The video billboards in Times Square are blacked out. Radio City’s marquis and the traffic lights on 6th Avenue are out” — Jim Kempster
Utility company Con Edison said that it was responding to power outages across the city and promised more updates on Twitter “We are working to restore power to 42,000 customers primarily in the Westside of Manhattan,” the company said on Twitter. “We will provide updates as we receive them. Thank you.”
Fascinating to see NYC so dark with this power outage pic.twitter.com/3a70yv0cMz
— Eric Levenson (@ejleven) July 14, 2019
De blasio is in Waterloo, Iowa campaigning for job he has to chance to win while nyc has massive power outage and citizens direct traffic. https://t.co/nCirxDKass
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 14, 2019
.@conedison is currently working to restore power in the west side of Manhattan. Power outage was due to a manhole fire. @nypd & @fdny are currently responding to calls in the area. Please remain calm and stay safe. @NYPDCT units remain deployed at key locations in #NYC. pic.twitter.com/oCrxwBqPgr
— NYPDCounterterrorism (@NYPDCT) July 14, 2019