Power outage hits large parts of Manhattan in New York City


Large parts of Manhattan in New York City were without power on Friday morning, as at least 1.3 million people are still without power along the East Coast after Isaias wreaked havoc in the area earlier this week.

Con Edison, the city’s main electricity company, said there were at least 123,808 customers without power, including those who had previously lost power as a result of the storm, as of 6:30 a.m. Friday.

The new power outages in New York on Friday, according to Con Ed’s outage map, affected neighborhoods on the Upper West Side, Harlem, and the Upper East Side.

ConEd, in a statement to ABC News, said supplies had been restored to those areas.

“We are investigating an issue with our transmission system that resulted in the loss of power to three Manhattan grids around 5:13 am this morning,” ConEd said in a statement.

A live camera from ABC News New York City WABC station showed much of the Upper West Side completely dark. A station camera also showed electricity on the Upper East Side.

According to the Metropolitan Transit Authority, the city’s subways are also affected due to the Manhattan power outage.

Lines affected, according to the MTA, including trains A, B, C, D, 1, 2, 3, E, F, N, Q and R.

“Expect delays as we receive reports of power outages in parts of downtown Manhattan,” the MTA tweeted. “It also affects the stations and the third rail. “

Thousands of people have been without electricity in the city this week because of Isaias.

“We realize that it is incredibly frustrating to be without power and that’s why we work tirelessly to get customers back up and running,” said Robert Schimmenti, senior vice president of electrical operations at Con Edison on Thursday. “We have additional support workers and contractors arriving every day to help us restore service safely. We assure our customers that our teams will stay at work 24/7 until everyone regains their power.

This is a developing story. Please come back for updates.

Aaron Katersky of ABC News contributed to this report.


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