Terrorism? Explosion Rocks New York City, Power Out On Anniversary Of 77 Blackout

Written by Reuters Wire | Source: TheFederalistpapers | July 13, 2019 09:35 PM

Widespread power outages were reported in parts of New York City’s Manhattan borough on Saturday evening, with subway stations affected and street lights out in part of the Upper West Side, according to officials and social media reports.

A Reuters witness on the borough’s Upper West Side reported hearing an explosion at about 7 p.m. and the lights going out after that.

A New York City Fire Department spokesman said the cause of the outage was being investigated.

“FDNY is operating at numerous stuck elevators throughout the West Side and subways,” the spokesman said.

The city’s subway system said it was working with utility Con Edison to determine the root cause of the outage, which it said was affecting Midtown and the Upper West Side.


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