NYC power outage leaves parts of the Upper West Side, Upper East Side and Harlem in the dark – WABC-TV

MANHATTAN (WABC) — A brief power outage has a big impact on Upper Manhattan in
New York City early Friday affecting the Upper West Side, Upper East Side, and Harlem.

BREAKING: Con Edison is reporting new power outages impacting approximately 7,000 customers in Middle Village and Woodside, Queens.

The Manhattan outage happened just after 5:15 a.m.

Footage captured by an Eyewitness News camera showed no power on the Upper West Side north of West 72nd Street.

Con Edison said they are investigating a problem on a transmission system that caused three networks in Manhattan to lose their electric supply.

ConEd’s online indicator increased from 67 outages to 1,268 customers (including apartment and office buildings) out in Manhattan.

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The power started to come back on shortly before 6:00 a.m.

Power came back up for most of the area after 30 minutes. There will be pockets that a little more time to restore, a spokesperson said.

Con Edison web site showed 69,973 customers out with a restoration of 8 a.m.

Due to the power outage, expect mass transit disruptions on A, B, C, D, 1, 2 & 3 train service in Manhattan. Consider alternate routes and allow for additional travel time.


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