Mayor of New York City Bill de Palacio announced the return of electric power in the city after hours of widespread interruptions especially in the western side of Manhattan.
New Yorkers lived hours in total darkness!
It is noteworthy that the interruption occurred on the same day of a similar incident occurred 42 years ago.
mayor Bill de Plazio told MSNBC :
“It seems that something was wrong in the way electricity is being transferred from one part of the city to another to meet demand,” city.
A major power outage in the evening hours of Friday flooded part of Manhattan into the dark including metro stations.
Which, causes :
- Elevators to stop
- Traffic lights
- Billboards flaring in Times Square, one of New York’s top tourist destinations.
John McAvoy, chairman of Con Edison Electric Co., said :
About 73,000 subscribers had been cut off from electricity early in the evening in western Manhattan.
AFP journalist said:
The electricity started back at 2200 (0200 GMT) in Times Square, prompting pedestrians to express their joy.
At about 23:00, five of the six electrical sectors had recovered their lights.
while the electricity company confirmed that it was working to restore power in all areas by midnight.
Pending the return of electricity, the Transportation Department in New York asked travelers to “avoid underground stations” almost all of the network.
In the evening, the movement was gradually returning to normal.
On the streets, while electricity was completely cut off from the Broadway and Hills Kitchen theaters in the west.
- Traffic lights stopped and the Times Square plaza stopped.
- The lights of the police and fire engines were alone.