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Crews work on power outage linked to NYC subway delays

April 21, 2017
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Con Edison and transit crews are working to determine what triggered an hours-long power outage that caused major subway delays in New York City.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says the power went out around 7:30 a.m. Friday at 53rd Street and Seventh Avenue in Manhattan.

MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz said some passengers were initially stranded on trains.

A passenger from Brooklyn told WCBS his 30-minute commute took two hours. Stations were packed.

The MTA said the situation was the "result of a Con Edison power issue." However, utility spokesman Bob McGee said the cause hadn't been pinpointed and Con Edison is not the only power source there.

McGee said there was no work being done before the outage, no "smoking manhole" and no other "obvious problems" in Con Edison's system.

 
 

 

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