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Thousands left in the dark during New York City power outage

Updated : 2019-07-14 16:00:38

On the anniversary of a 1977 blackout that left most of New York City without power, a massive power outage on a hot Saturday night in Manhattan preemptively brought the curtain down on Broadway shows and packed streets with people wielding cellphones as flashlights amid a cacophony of sirens and horns from stalled traffic. Authorities say a transformer fire caused a power outage in Manhattan and left businesses without electricity, elevators stuck and subway cars stalled.

Screens in Times Square are black during a widespread power outage on Saturday in the Manhattan borough of New York. Authorities say a transformer fire caused a power outage in Manhattan and left businesses without electricity, elevators stuck and subway cars stalled. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)
Screens in Times Square are black during a widespread power outage on Saturday in the Manhattan borough of New York. Authorities say a transformer fire caused a power outage in Manhattan and left businesses without electricity, elevators stuck and subway cars stalled. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)
On the anniversary of a 1977 blackout that left most of New York City without power, a massive power outage on a hot Saturday night in Manhattan preemptively brought the curtain down on Broadway shows and packed streets with people wielding cellphones as flashlights amid a cacophony of sirens and horns from stalled traffic. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)
On the anniversary of a 1977 blackout that left most of New York City without power, a massive power outage on a hot Saturday night in Manhattan preemptively brought the curtain down on Broadway shows and packed streets with people wielding cellphones as flashlights amid a cacophony of sirens and horns from stalled traffic. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)
Pedestrians look at their cellphones during a power outage in midtown Manhattan in New York. Authorities were scrambling to restore electricity to Manhattan following a power outage that knocked out Times Square's towering electronic screens and darkened marquees in the theater district and left businesses without electricity, elevators stuck and subway cars stalled. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)
Pedestrians look at their cellphones during a power outage in midtown Manhattan in New York. Authorities were scrambling to restore electricity to Manhattan following a power outage that knocked out Times Square's towering electronic screens and darkened marquees in the theater district and left businesses without electricity, elevators stuck and subway cars stalled. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)
A man makes his way through a dark Times Square during a power outage. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)
A man makes his way through a dark Times Square during a power outage. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)
The outage affected the entire subway system, closing four Manhattan stations to the public — Columbus Circle, Rockefeller Center, Hudson Yards and Fifth Avenue at 53rd Street.  (AP Photo/Michael Owens)
The outage affected the entire subway system, closing four Manhattan stations to the public — Columbus Circle, Rockefeller Center, Hudson Yards and Fifth Avenue at 53rd Street.  (AP Photo/Michael Owens)
Pedestrians cross the street near emergency response vehicles at 50th Street and 8th Avenue during a power outage. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)
Pedestrians cross the street near emergency response vehicles at 50th Street and 8th Avenue during a power outage. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)
Pedestrians cross a dark street during a power outage, Saturday, July 13, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)
Pedestrians cross a dark street during a power outage, Saturday, July 13, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)
A subway station is closed off during a power outage Saturday in New York. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)
A subway station is closed off during a power outage Saturday in New York. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)
For hours before the power flicked back on, doormen stood with flashlights in the darkened entrances of upscale apartment buildings along Central Park West, directing residents up flights of stairs, with all elevators out. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)
For hours before the power flicked back on, doormen stood with flashlights in the darkened entrances of upscale apartment buildings along Central Park West, directing residents up flights of stairs, with all elevators out. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)
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