Widespread Power Outages Reported in Parts of Manhattan Causing Mayhem for Traffic, Subway

Reuters
By Reuters
July 13, 2019New York
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Widespread Power Outages Reported in Parts of Manhattan Causing Mayhem for Traffic, Subway
Traffic moves along 42nd Street in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, on Jan. 25, 2018. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

NEW YORK—Widespread power outages were reported in parts of New York City’s Manhattan borough on Saturday evening, with subway stations affected and street lights out on part of the Upper West Side, according to social media reports.

The city’s subway system said it was receiving reports of power outages in station complexes on “multiple lines” throughout Manhattan. “We’re working to identify causes and keep trains moving. More information to come,” it posted on Twitter.

It later posted to Twitter that the Midtown and Upper West Side areas had been affected by the power outage and for people to “avoid below-ground subway stations.”

Shortly before 8 p.m local time., an update said that local trains were running on the 1/2/3 lines.

Utility company Con Edison confirmed just after 8 p.m. that it was working to restore power for 42,000 customers mostly on the Westside of Manhattan.

Photos on social media showed traffic lights and train stations blacked out, including at Times square.

With reporting by NTD staff.

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