No lights, big city: Power outage KOs Broadway, Times Square

BREAKING: Massive Power Outage In Midtown, Other Sections Of Manhattan, Thousands Affected

BREAKING: Massive Power Outage In Midtown, Other Sections Of Manhattan, Thousands Affected

But once they got to West 72nd Street, they found another diner that was open and had power.

Utility company Con Edison confirmed just after 8 p.m. that it was working to restore power for 42,000 customers mostly on the Westside of Manhattan.

Another Twitter user complained that she "came all the way from Philadelphia" to see the comedian Dave Chappelle perform standup on Broadway "but thanks to the #blackout show was canceled". He said the A, C, F, D and M subway lines were affected.

Firefighters said they were responding to numerous requests for help, particularly from people trapped in elevators. It did not say whether the fire was connected to the cause of the failure.

The cut affected the western chunk of Manhattan, particularly the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood and the Broadway theater district.

Photos on social media showed major landmarks without power, including Rockefeller Center and Times Square, where the famous video screens were dark.

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"We're getting reports of power outages in station complexes throughout Manhattan", said MTA.info.

Shouts of celebration could be heard in parts of Manhattan as power was restored, bringing lights and air conditioners back to life. "I was wondering what was going on".

"People from home were texting us, asking, 'Are you OK?'" said Dara Campbell, 40. It advised people to stay away from underground stations. The Shops at Columbus Circle was evacuated shortly after. In some places, civilians stepped in to direct traffic.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Twitter that the outage was caused by a "manhole fire", but later told CNN it was under investigation.

The Con Ed power outage map, which showed more than 45,400 customers were without power, indicated the outage stretched from the far west side to Fifth Avenue.

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