NY power outage knocks out subways, businesses, lifts

BREAKING: Massive Power Outage In Midtown, Other Sections Of Manhattan, Thousands Affected

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

Freddi Goldstein, a spokeswoman for Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was campaigning in Iowa for president, said that the mayor had been briefed on the blackout and that the Office of Emergency Management was responding.

The Con Edison utility said it was working to restore power to 42,000 customers and would provide updates as it got them.

ConEd says there are 42,000 without power on the west side of Manhattan.

A massive power outage possibly caused by a manhole explosion has plunged a swath of Manhattan's West Side into darkness, including the famed signs in Times Square and a number of subway stations, leaving thousands without electricity on a hot Saturday evening. The New York Fire Department posted a message on Twitter saying it was at the scene of the blaze.

An early unconfirmed report said there was a transformer fire at 12th Ave. around W. 54th St. CBS News has learned the power outage was caused by a transformer fire. Trains were stuck when the power went out but those trains were moved into stations. The Con Ed power outage map, which showed more than 45,400 customers were without power, indicated the outage stretched from the far west side to Fifth Avenue.

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The New York City Fire Department said the fire started at West 64th Street and West End Avenue but did not say if that was the source of the outage.

"We're getting reports of power outages in station complexes throughout Manhattan".

Police officers waved people out of the Columbus Circle subway station around 7:30 p.m.

With some stations and traffic lights dark, many residents and visitors alike took to the streets and walked, according to social media posts, many of which had the hashtag #blackoutnyc.

Screens in Time Square are black during a widespread power outage, Saturday, July 13, 2019, in the Manhattan borough of NY.

NBC News correspondent and anchor, Kate Snow, tweeted a picture of a dark hallway at the network's headquarters, and said staffers were forced to use backup generators to broadcast Saturday's edition of Nightly News.

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