Overseas Network July 14, local time 13, the United States New York Manhattan staged a large-scale blackout, as of 8 p.m. that day, at least 40,000 users were affected, the local fire department said, the blackout was caused by transformer fire.
The blackout caused a massive traffic jam in Manhattan. (Source: Twitter)
According to the Associated Press, the New York Fire Department said the fire started on West 64th Street and West End Avenue. The blackout affected local Metro operations, commercial buildings and indoor elevators. According to the map, more than 45,200 users were cut off, according to ConEdison. Were dealing with a massive blackout in the West Side of Manhattan, ConEdison wrote on social platforms. New York Mayor Billde Blasio, who is running for president in Iowa in 2020, said the blackout appeared to be caused by mechanical problems in the power grid.
As of 8 p.m. that evening, electricity had not been restored. (Source: Twitter)
Manhattan, which has always been brightly lit, was plunged into darkness after a power outage. Traffic lights stopped working, Broadway performances were cancelled, audiences stood on the streets, and companies and restaurants had to close. The blackout had a great impact on the New York Metro system. Passengers had been evacuated. Some trains were suspended for more than 45 minutes and could not return to the station.
The subway station was dark and passengers were evacuated. (Source: Twitter)
The blackout happened on the occasion of the anniversary of the 1977 blackout in New York. The blackout in 1977 also caused blackouts in most parts of New York. Source: Overseas Network Responsible Editor: Liu Yuxin_NBJS7825