Over 600 people on UWS without power after manhole fires: Con Ed


More than 600 people on the Upper West Side were without power Thursday night and Friday morning after multiple manhole fires damaged underground cables, Con Edison said. 

The fires started shortly after 5 p.m. on Thursday, the FDNY said. There were a total of three fires near 2061 Broadway, they said. 

The damage to the electrical feeders shut off power for 40 buildings on Broadway and West 71st Street, Con Ed said. 

The company said crews were working overnight to try to restore power. 

They hoped to have it back on by 11 a.m., a spokesman said. 

No civilian injuries were reported. One firefighter had a minor injury, the FDNY said.

 

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