New York City power outage leaves over 40K in dark
NEW YORK — Authorities say a transformer fire caused a power outage in Manhattan that left businesses without electricity, elevators stuck and subway cars stalled.
Con Edison officials said they were working to restore electricity to 43,500 people and business in the Upper West Side.
Power reportedly went out early Saturday evening at much of Rockefeller Center and reached the Upper West Side.
The power outages caused the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to stop train services in Manhattan and left several other places in the dark.
The MTA said it was working with Con Edison to determine the cause.
The outage comes on the anniversary of the 1977 New York City outage that left most of the city without power.