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New York’s power is coming back after Manhattan spent hours in the dark
Power was starting to come back to parts of New York on a warm Saturday night as ConEdison restored electrical service on the west side of Manhattan after widespread power outages canceled shows and sent tens of thousands of people onto darkened streets, officials said.
There were 16,000 customers without power in Midtown Manhattan and the Upper West Side, utility company ConEdison said.
At its peak, the number was about 72,000, it said. The company estimated most customers will have power restored by midnight. As he spoke to reporters, the lights came on in buildings behind him and the crowd cheered loudly.
Just before the lights and air conditioners began to come back on, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the numbers of customers without power had soared from 20,000 right after the blackout started because transformers kept tripping.
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