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Heart of New York goes dark as fire causes blackout in Manhattan

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Power outage affects about 73,000 people and disrupts traffic, subway system, businesses and Broadway productionsAuthorities scrambled to restore electricity to Manhattan following a power outage that knocked out Times Square’s towering electronic screens, darkened marquees in the theatre district and left businesses without electricity, elevators stuck and subway cars stalled.The New York City Fire Department said a transformer fire on Saturday evening at West 64th Street and West End Avenue affected more than 73,000 customers along a 30-block stretch from Times Square to about 72nd Street and Broadway. Continue reading…



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Publish date : 2019-07-14 05:21:00

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