Power outage leaves several blocks in the dark in Manhattan

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A view of Manhattan buildings during the reopening of the Top of The Rock observation deck on August 6, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

NEW YORK CITY (AP) – A power outage cast darkness across dozens of blocks in New York City early Friday, as many people in the city were still without electricity in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias.

A statement from Con Edison says a transmission system problem caused three networks in Manhattan to lose their electric supply just after 5 a.m. The utility says the supply has been restored. Crews have been working around the clock to restore power across the city due to the tropical storm that battered the East Coast earlier this week.

Live video from WABC-TV showed few lights across parts of Manhattan around 5:15 a.m. The station reports some customers said their power was back by 6 a.m.

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