“We are responding to extensive outages on the west side of Manhattan,” said Con Ed spokesman Michael Clendenin.
“It’s equipment issues, and we are working to restore customers,” Clendenin said.
More than 42,000 Con Ed customers had lost electricity by around 8 p.m. Clendenin didn’t know how long the power might be out.
FDNY dispatchers received numerous calls about stuck elevators and lights out in Midtown.
Subway service was stalled in Manhattan and Queens on all the lines designated by letters, which the MTA calls its “B Division.”
“We’re trying to get people out of subways. We’re trying to get people out of elevators. It’s a big mess,” said an MTA source.
Subway riders were walked through tunnels and led to the station at Columbus Circle, an MTA source said.
We are working to restore power to 42,000 customers primarily in the Westside of Manhattan. We will provide updates as we receive them. Thank you.
— Con Edison (@ConEdison) July 14, 2019