NEW YORK (Reuters) – A large section of the Manhattan area of New York City was sunk in darkness on Saturday after a power plant explosion cut electricity from subway tunnels, shops and Broadway theaters, but the city’s main electricity company said it restored electricity to most areas within hours. .
As traffic lights broke down, cars and taxis piled up at road intersections as emergency cars and fire engines set off their horns in an attempt to pass.
A video of a young man trying to regulate traffic was spread.
“All the lights have come back, and that’s also clear,” New York Gov. Andrew Como told a news conference after nearly five hours of power outages.
John McFowey, CEO of Con Edison, said by mid-night electricity had been restored to most of the subscribers who had been cut off.
Electricity has been cut off from more than 73,000 homes and businesses, officials said
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