Extensive power outages have hit parts of Manhattan in New York City and more than 45,000 residents have lost electricity.
More from Fox News:
A transformer fire caused a large-scale power outage in parts of New York City Saturday evening, knocking out traffic lights, stalling elevators and limiting subway service.
As of 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Con Edison reported that more than 45,000 customers were without power in an area that included Midtown Manhattan and the Upper West Side. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority tweeted that there were outages at various underground stations and trains were bypassing stations impacted by the power failure and service into Manhattan from Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx would be limited.
The A, C, F, D, and M subways lines were down, New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson tweeted, adding that the utility had reported a “major disturbance” at a substation on West 49th Street. The New York City Fire Department said the fire started at West 64th Street and West End Avenue but did not say if that was the source of the outage.
There’s lots of social media posts about it:
NYC loses power. Civilians take to the streets to direct traffic. Impromptu performances by broadway casts outside closed theatres for shut-out ticket holders. And people dare say NY has no heart. #NYCblackout #blackout— joanne z (@bitharvest) July 14, 2019
Yeah, wait till the looting starts.
Here’s AOC responding:
Hey there’s a huge hurricane hitting Louisiana, but the news is obsessed with anything that inconveniences anyone in New York City, so here we are….