New York blackout – Major power outage reported across Manhattan as city awakes

LARGE areas of New York were left in total darkness after a huge power outage this morning.

New Yorkers reported the lights going out on Manhattan's Upper West Side in the early hours.

Images shared on social media showed swathes of the Big Apple coated in darkness.

One local tweeted: "Surreal right now in a large part of #Manhattan. No power whatsoever."

Electricity supplies were eventually cut off for just over 30 minutes.

Con Edison's online indicator increased from 67 outages to 1,268 customers out in Manhattan.

Live pictures then showed the lights coming back on around 5.40 am on the Upper West Side.

However, there were reports of power still out on the Upper East Side

The blackout came after Tropical Storm Isaias knocked out power supplies to hundreds of thousands of homes in New York this week.

Two days after it tore through the region, more than 1.4 million customers were still without power.

Power bosses warned some could be in the dark into next week.

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