New York City Power Outage Leaves 38000 Without Electricity

The MTA later added: "Because of the ongoing power outages, there is limited subway service into Manhattan from Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx".

"We're trying to get people out of subways".

Mayor Bill de Blasio told CNN said he had spoken with the police commissioner and the deputy commissioner who handles counterterrorism. The MTA is working with Con Edison to determine the cause.

Con Edison estimates there are 42,700 customers affected.

The city's subway system said it was working with the utility and that the outage was affecting Midtown and the Upper West Side. NYPD and @FDNY are continuing to respond to calls in the area, thank you for your patience.

A transformer fire caused a large-scale power outage in parts of New York City Saturday evening, knocking out traffic lights, stalling elevators and limiting subway service.

Authorities were scrambling to restore electricity to Manhattan following a power outage that knocked out Times Square's towering electronic screens and darkened marquees in the theater district and left businesses without electricity, elevators stuck and subway cars stalled.

The city's fire department was responding to numerous transformer fires, the first of which occurred in Manhattan on West 64th Street and West End Avenue, officials said.

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Gainer also hit the road to see how drivers are handling the unsafe traffic conditions on Manhattan's West Side Highway.

Several stations are now without power and are being bypassed by all trains.

"@ConEdison responding to power outages on the Upper West Side of Manhattan". He went outside and saw traffic and street lights were out.

The electricity cuts come on the anniversary of a massive power failure in 1977 that plunged the NY skyline into darkness and triggered widespread looting and arson.

Another user posted a photo showing a man at 66th Street and Broadway directing traffic.

A blackout affects buildings in the Manhattan borough of NY, U.S, July 13, 2019.

"Power out in all of Hell's Kitchen area and apparently east to Rockefeller Center".

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