New York City power out­age leaves over 40K in dark

Chicago Tribune (Sunday) - - NATION & WORLD -

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.

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