NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – A massive power outage hit Manhattan on Saturday evening, plunging tens of thousands of people into darkness, with outages reported across a more than 30-block radius for about five hours—42 years to the day after the historic 1977 blackout.
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Con Edison said 73,000 customers were without power in the borough at the peak of the blackout and that six networks were knocked out. Five of the six had been restored by 10:30 p.m., when the number of affected customers dropped to 49,000. By 11:30 p.m., 10,000 customers remained without power. Shortly before midnight all power was restored.