Manhattan energy outages go away 45,000 Con Edison prospects with out energy
A blackout impacts buildings within the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S, July 13, 2019.
Maria Caspani | Maria Caspani
Greater than 45,000 Con Edison prospects had been left with out energy Saturday after huge outages hit New York Metropolis.
The utility firm mentioned energy was being restored after responding to “intensive outages” totally on the Westside of Manhattan. Most prospects are anticipated to have energy once more at midnight.
No accidents occurred because of the blackout, in accordance with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
The New York Metropolis Hearth Division had items on the scene and was dealing with calls to help individuals caught in elevators.
The Metropolitan Transit Authority mentioned it had obtained experiences of outages in subway station complexes all through Manhattan and was working to maintain trains shifting.
Because of the outages, subway service was restricted into Manhattan from Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. The A,C,D,F and M traces had been disrupted. The MTA was encouraging prospects to keep away from below-ground stations.
4 stations had been with out energy and closed to the general public: 59-St. Columbus Circle, 47-50 Sts.-Rockefeller Heart, 34 St.-Hudson Yards and 5 Avenue/53 St. The MTA, nevertheless, emphasised that the complete subway system was affected by the outage and inspired individuals in Manhattan to take the bus.
Occasions Sq. was hit by the blackout. Because of the outage, Saturday’s efficiency of the hit musical Hamilton was cancelled.
New York Metropolis Council Speaker Corey Johnson mentioned he spoke with the CEO of Con Edison and there was a “main disturbance” on the West 49th Avenue substation. A full emergency response was mobilized, Johnson mentioned.
Mayor Invoice de Blasio mentioned the facility failures had been resulting from a manhole hearth earlier Saturday night. He mentioned NYC Emergency Administration, NYPD and the FDNY had been all responding to the outages.
New York Governor Cuomo mentioned he has directed the Division of Public Service to analyze and “determine the precise explanation for the outages.”
Here’s a Con Edison map of the outages as of 9:31 p.m. ET:
Right here is Governor Cuomo’s full assertion on the blackout:
Earlier this night, a widespread blackout occurred because the end result a problem with a transmission line in midtown Manhattan and a part of the Higher West Facet, leaving roughly 45,000 prospects with out energy. The facility outages disrupted subway service on the A, C, D, F and M traces. Nonetheless, no passengers are stranded on trains or in MTA elevators and there are not any experiences of accidents at the moment.
I’ve directed the State Police, the MTA and the Public Service Fee to deploy personnel and assets to aggressively reply to this incident and work to revive energy as quickly as potential. We’re in fixed communication with Con Ed, who has an effort underway to start restoration of energy by midnight tonight.
Whereas happily no accidents occurred because of this incident, the truth that it occurred in any respect is unacceptable. I’m directing the Division of Public Service to analyze and determine the precise explanation for the outages to assist forestall an incident of this magnitude from taking place once more. Till the restoration is full, we’ll proceed to take all mandatory actions to make sure the security and safety of New Yorkers.