A Partial Blackout is Being Reported in Manhattan


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There are quite a few reviews out of New York Metropolis that a lot of Manhattan could also be experiencing a blackout. Energy seems to be out in subways and main vacationer facilities together with Rockefeller Middle amongst different areas.

“We’re getting reviews of energy outages in station complexes all through Manhattan. We’re working to determine causes and maintain trains transferring. Extra info to come back.”

“Properly that is one thing. Apparently there’s a blackout in midtown Manhattan. MSNBC is again on the air because of a backup generator, however most of 30 Rock is darkish. Began feeling like I used to be in a post-apocalyptic film as I made my approach exterior. (The streetlights are all out too)”

“Blackout at Rockefeller Middle, NBC! We’re working on turbines!”

Forty-two years in the past to the day, on July 13 1977 some 9 million have been affected by a large energy outage in New York Metropolis. Then it was a lightning strike and subsequent transmission failure. The blackout lasted greater than 26 hours. And it was a very popular day, as this reporter lived by way of it.

13th July 1977: A restaurant with solely liquor left after the New York blackout. (Photograph by Brian Alpert/Keystone/Getty Pictures)

Now, many years later, it seems a blackout has sizzling Manhattan.