Update 7/13/19 12 AM ET:
Power restored in Manhattan!
— NYCEM – Notify NYC (@NotifyNYC) July 14, 2019
Update 7/13/19 11 PM ET:
- Approximately 10,000 customers of the over 72,000 impacted remain in blackout. ConEd estimating power restoration to all within the next hour.
- NYPD has confirmed no foul play is suspected in the causing of this outage.
- Drivers encouraged to avoid W 42 st – W 74 st, 5th Ave – 12th Ave. Only MTA buses will be permitted in the area.
Update 7/13/19 9 PM ET:
Mayor Bill de Blasio stated on Twitter that the outage was allegedly caused by a manhole fire. ConEd is still working to restore power.
.@NYCEmergencyMgt is working with the NYPD, FDNY and city agencies to respond to power outages in Manhattan due to a manhole fire earlier this evening. Disruption is significant.
We’ll have further updates soon — please follow @NotifyNYC.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) July 14, 2019
JUST IN: Con Edison on the power outage affecting parts of New York City: “Con Edison is responding to extensive power outages affecting approximately 42,700 customers on the west side of Manhattan…Company crews are working now to repair the problem.” https://t.co/aIm8TjXCkz pic.twitter.com/vr4k1tyJsH
— ABC News (@ABC) July 14, 2019
If you’re in Manhattan then chances are you’re in the dark right now.
What We Know:
- Con Edison is reporting at least 27,000 customers are out of power currently with police receiving several calls of dark subway stations, traffic lights out, and people stuck in elevators.
- The outage is currently said to be impacting parts of the Upper West Side between 50th and 70th Streets and Midtown Manhattan with reports as far east as 5th Avenue. See the current outage map here.
- “We’re getting reports of power outages in station complexes throughout Manhattan,” the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said on Twitter. “We’re working to identify causes and keep trains moving.”
- The NYPD, FDNY, and NYCT are all working with ConEd on various reports of outage issues as ConEd investigates the root cause and works on restoring service.
- We will keep updates coming as they are reported in.
Update: We are working with Con Edison to determine the root cause of the ongoing power failure, which is affecting Midtown and the Upper West Side.
Several stations are currently without power and are being bypassed by all trains. Please stay tuned here for updates. pic.twitter.com/UoHv6RKVyl
— NYCT Subway (@NYCTSubway) July 13, 2019