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A power outage in Manhattan leaves 42,000 households without electricity and the meter in the dark

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Updated:14/07/2019 03:20pm

A failure in the electric supply in New York stays from Saturday to some 42,000 homes without light, to affect the area west of the city and neighborhoods like the Upper West, plus a part of Times Square, with scenes of unrest between citizens because of both metro lines and some theatre came to stay in the dark.

The blackout, which occurred at 20.00 hours local time (00.00 GMT Sunday), in addition to affect the normal operation of the metro, leaving many citizens trapped in elevators, and even a part of the busy Times Square ran out of the bright featureless, as has been seen in the social networks and have reported local media.

The energy company con Edison reported that about 42,000 customers were without electricity, mainly on the west side of Manhattan, while the Fire Department said via Twitter that the power outage stretched from 72nd street to the west of the 40 and from fifth avenue to the Hudson river.

For the moment, there are no calculations to restore the supply, but con Edison has reported that it is working to restore the supply as soon as possible. From the City of New York has informed that for the time being are affected subway lines A, C, F, D, and M.

On the origin of the incident, the Fire Department cited a fire of the transformers in the west of 64th street. We also had “smoke in several buildings” on the west side, the department said, and was responding to “numerous” cases of people trapped in elevators.

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