Massive Power Outage Reported in Manhattan, Delaying Train Services


Buildings in Harlem sit dark during a power outage early, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in New York.

Candice Choi | AP

A massive power outage struck Friday morning in the upper part of Manhattan, knocking out not only lights but also cellphone service, and a short time later power went out in a large chunk of Queens as well.

At one point it was pitch black as far as the eye could see along Broadway north of 73rd Street on both the east and west sides of Manhattan.

Power came back on after around 20 minutes for parts of the Upper West Side, though some spotty outage reports lingered thereafter.

“We are investigating a problem on our transmission system that caused three networks in Manhattan to lose…


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