Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Lower Manhattan faces four days without power

Residents of lower Manhattan faced up to four days without power on Tuesday as Consolidated Edison, New York City's power provider, scrambled to repair the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy.

Almost every street below Times Square in the city's Midtown district was plunged into darkness on Monday night after an explosion at a Con Edison power station on 14th Street threw the electricity provider's plans for controlled shutdowns into disarray.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/31/us-storm-sandy-nypowercuts-idUSBRE89T1KK20121031