Manhattan Goes Dark: Major Power Outage Hits NYC On Anniversary Of 1977 Great Blackout

Update: Manhattan, from Midtown south, remains in darkness. The following ‘before’ and ‘after’ images show the extent of the blackout…

I took the second picture yesterday. There’s a difference of 24 hours and 27 minutes based on the camera roll time stamps. #blackout #NYCblackout Manhattan

— Aziz Musa (@AzizJM) July 14, 2019

And all those billionaires are stuck in their penthouses…

View of Columbus Ave UWS during the blackout…. power has since returned #blackoutnyc #blackout #Blackout2019 #BlackoutNYC2019

— Stacy NYC (@Hustlediva1) July 14, 2019

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Exactly 42 years after a massive blackout caused by a lightning strike at an electrical substation plunged New York City into darkness for 25 hours (with looters raiding 1,600 stores and over a thousand fires set across the city)…

Yeah. Today is the anniversary of the 1977 Blackout which resulted in much looting around the city. That was just 1 part of a crazy year in NYC. What are the chances that 42 years later, half of Manhattan goes out of power.

— [insert (ง’̀-‘́)ง] (@JOrtega95) July 14, 2019

Manhattan is tonight in darkness as a widespread power outage has disrupted traffic lights, plunging several subway stations, businesses and tourist centers all across Midtown and Upper West Side into darkness as night falls.

Source: Live

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