Major power outage plunges Manhattan into darkness
- 15 juil. 2019
- Par Rachid Barbouch
- Blog : Dire la vérité, toute la vérité, rien que la vérité
Power went out just after 6:45 p.m. Saturday in the Hell’s Kitchen, Upper West Side and Midtown West areas of Manhattan, according to officials.
Officials say the affected area stretched from West 30th Street to West 72nd Street, between 12th and Fifth avenues.
The MTA says power went out at four subway stations: 59th Street-Columbus Circle, 47th-50th Streets/Rockefeller Center, 5th Avenue-53rd Street and 34th Street-Hudson Yards.
Saturday's blackout happened at a time when New York was using less power than usual, so the outage had nothing to do with demand on the electrical grid, according to officials.
Authorities scrambled to restore electricity to Manhattan following a power outage which darkened marquees in the theatre district and left businesses without electricity.
Power has gradually been restored to Midtown Manhattan and the theater district.
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