Thousands Affected By Power Outages Around Queens, Other Areas – CBS New York
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Thousands of New Yorkers were been left without power in the middle of this weekend’s scorching heat wave.
The utility reportedly restored power to their Queens customers around 6:15 p.m. however, over 2,000 Long Island customers were still in the dark.
The MTA reported that A train and Rockaway Park shuttles service lost power Saturday evening.
UPDATE: A PSEG power outage on Long Island is disrupting service in the Rockaways. Consider Q53-SBS bus service.
The extreme heat may have also led to a manhole fire in Jamaica which is causing additional power outages in the borough.
1/ Con Edison is responding to power outage in Jamaica, Queens area. There are 2 sets of boundaries regarding this outage:
o N: 92nd Rd
o S: 99th Ave
o E: Gettysburg St
o W: 218th St
o N: McLaughlin Ave
o S: 89th Ave
o E: Foothill Ave
o W: Marengo St
Local city leaders, including Mayor de Blasio, are reporting that over a thousand Con Edison customers are without power in southeast Queens. Con Ed said they expect to have the electricity back on by 8 p.m.
After speaking with @ConEdison, we’ve learned that nearly 1,400 customers in SE Queens are experiencing power outages
Crews are on the scene & power is expected to be restored by 8pm
Please check on your neighbors— especially the elderly & sick— to make sure everyone stays safe https://t.co/lGLKOJsutE
— Jumaane Williams (@JumaaneWilliams) July 20, 2019
There are also reports of outages in Astoria, the Bronx, and on Staten Island.
Staten Island has already suffered through two other outages earlier in the week.