Multiple power outages have affected different areas in Manhattan, sending subway stations, stores, and other public areas into darkness.
According to the New York Post, multiple reports stared that power outages occurred in Times Square, the Upper West Side, and some areas in midtown Manhattan. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority confirmed the power outage on their official Twitter page after several passengers posted online that the subway stations lost power.
“We’re getting reports of power outages in station complexes throughout Manhattan. We’re working to identify causes and keep trains moving. More information to come.”
The MTA warned subway passengers to avoid underground subway stations until the issue is resolved.
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Mayor Bill de Blasio released a statement on Twitter stating that the NYPD and the NYC Emergency Management are currently investigating the situation.
.@NYCEmergencyMgt is working with the NYPD, FDNY and city agencies to respond to power outages in Manhattan due to a manhole fire earlier this evening. Disruption is significant.
We’ll have further updates soon — please follow @NotifyNYC.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) July 14, 2019
We will provide an update when more details are released to the public.