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Con Edison responds to another power outage in Queens; over 8,000 residents without power

Con Edison power outages reported throughout 5 boroughs
Posted at 7:47 AM, Aug 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-07 18:43:50-04

MIDDLE VILLAGE, Queens — About 8,000 customers are without power after a Queens neighborhood reported outages early Friday morning.

Con Edison responded to an outage in Maspeth and Middle Village in Queens around 6:30 a.m., according to NYC's official emergency notification system’s Twitter account.

Councilman Robert Holden later tweeted, over 8,000 customers are without power.

The outages were reported about an hour after residents across Upper Manhattan reported widespread outages.

Multiple Con Edison customers reported losing power around 5:15 a.m., with the outages reaching from the East 60s on the Upper East Side and up into the Harlem area on Manhattan's West Side.

The cause of the outages are under investigation.

The outages come as thousands across New York and New Jersey have been without power due to Tropical Storm Isaias.

As of Friday morning, over 600,000 residents in the tri-state area are without power. Electric companies are working to restore power, however some people may not get power back until the weekend.