NY power outage knocks out subways, businesses, elevators

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By Associated Press
July 13, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) -- Officials say more than 40,000 customers were without power following a transformer fire in New York City.

Con Edison officials said they were working to restore electricity to 43,500 people and business in the Upper West Side.

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.


By Associated Press
July 13, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) -- Authorities say a widespread power shortage in Manhattan has left businesses without electricity, elevators stuck and subway cars stalled.

Power reportedly went out early Saturday evening at much of Rockefeller Center and reached the Upper West Side.

A diner on Broadway at West 69th Street lost its lights, as did other surrounding businesses.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority tweeted that there were outages at various underground stations. The MTA is working with Con Edison to determine the cause.

Con Edison did not immediately respond to phone messages, and it was not clear how far the outages reached.