Power restored after NYC transformer fire causes blackout in Manhattan

US, New York: Electricity was restored to thousands of customers in New York City on Saturday evening after an outage that knocked out traffic lights, stalled elevators and limited subway service.

Con Edison CEO John McAvoy said in a news conference that all 73,000 customers affected by the outage in Midtown Manhattan and the Upper West Side had power restored.

ConEd spokesman Sidney Alvarez told Fox News that the utility experienced an equipment failure at one of its substations, but wasn’t sure of the specific location.

Source: Fox News