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Con Edison working to restore power to customers in NYC

Posted at 4:44 PM, Jul 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-20 16:46:07-04

NEW YORK — Con Edison continues work Sunday morning to restore power to over over 600 customers across New York City and surrounding areaa after outages on Saturday left over 3,000 without power.

As sweltering heat and temperatures grip about half the country, residents in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx were left with no power, according to Con Ed’s outage map.

As of 8:39 a.m. Sunday, Con Ed’s outage map shows that 632 customers are without service.

The vast majority of those outages are in Queens, with around 300 customers without power Sunday morning.

The Inwood area of upper Manhattan has about 76 customers without power Sunday morning, with Con Ed estimating services there to be restored to those customers by 11 a.m.

The remainder of the outages are mostly scattered across Brooklyn and suburban areas north of the city, with some areas said to be restored by 11 a.m., and others not until around 3 p.m., according to Con Ed’s outage map.

Power outages across the NYC area at 8:09 am. July 21, 2019. (Con Ed)

As of Saturday night at 11:09 p.m., 904 customers across the five boroughs were affected by the outages. The majority of the outages Saturday afternoon were in Queens and Staten Island.

A fire at a power plant in Staten Island had been responsible for nearly 3,000 customers to lose power, a Con Ed spokesperson said.

Power has since been restored to a majority of customers.

Mayor Bill de Blasio acknowledged the outage in Southeast Queens, where about 500 customers are affected.

Con Edison is projecting to have power back by 8 p.m., the mayor tweeted.

Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis tweeted earlier Thursday that there are 530 customers in the New Dorp neighborhood without power due to downed wires.

If you have lost power, draw down your shades to keep the temperature down. To find a cooling center near you, click here. 

The tri-state area prepared for the excessive heat, advising everyone to stay in cool, air-conditioned rooms and avoid outdoor activity, if possible. Big events in New York, such as OZY Fest and the NYC Triathlon, were called off due to the extreme heat.

For more tips on staying cool, click here.