Power outage hits large area of NYC, including Upper West Side and Harlem

A widespread power outage left large areas of Manhattan’s Upper West Side and Harlem in darkness early Friday.

Con Edison crews were dispatched to the scenes of the blackout, utility spokesman Philip O’Brien told The Post, adding that the cause of the outage, which happened about 5:15 a.m., is still unknown.

O’Brien said the outage is also affecting the Upper East Side and Central Park. Power came back on in the Upper West Side about 20 minutes later.

“And we’re back! Here’s the moment electricity returned to upper Manhattan,” @kendisgibson said in a tweet.

Subway service was affected by the outage, according to the MTA, which said the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, N, Q and R trains were disrupted. Also impacted were the A, B, C and D lines.

“Expect delays as we are getting reports of power outages in some parts of uptown Manhattan,” the MTA said in a tweet. “This is also affecting stations and third-rail power.”


According to Con Ed’s website, 42,097 customers have still been without electricity across the city since earlier this week.

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