Power Starts to Return After Widespread Outage in Manhattan

 wsj.com  07/14/2019 03:46:00   Katie Honan, Katie Honan The Wall Street Journal BiographyKatie Honan @Katie_Honan katie.honan@wsj.com Ben Chapman and Corinne Ramey Corinne Ramey The Wall Street Journal BiographyCorinne Ramey @coryramey corinne.ramey@wsj.com

Subway stations, traffic lights, and buildings like the Rockefeller Center, lost power in Manhattan Saturday evening. The power outage was caused by a fire at an electricity transformer. More than 62,000 people were affected by the outage. Photo: AP

Power was slowly returning to parts of Manhattan Saturday night after a widespread outage plunged subway stations, stores and parts of Times Square into darkness.

The outage, which was caused by a transformer fire, affected 62,954 customers and began around 6:47 p.m., according to electric company Con Edison. Power started returning to the affected parts of Manhattan at 10 p.m. and was expected to be fully restored by 12:00 a.m. Sunday, according to New York City officials.

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