City Island Power Failures

Submitted by ub on Thu, 11/01/2012 - 13:41

In City Island, NY the electricity was back on and then quickly went off less than two hours earlier today. WARNING DRIVERS: Some City Islanders were lining up for hours at the pump to get gas. NYC officials are asking to please stay away from city beaches and waterways.

ConEdison says they are working on this and many other areas after many downed trees have cause power failures all over the area.

ConEd says the water damage to the substation on 14th Street and Avenue C in lower Manhattan dims the outlook for restoring power to areas that have lost it.

Photo: Y. Chen