Thu. Aug 13th, 2020

Power outages in Manhattan, New York, USA, is under investigation

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On July 13, most of the Manhattan area in New York City had a five-hour power outage, resulting in 73,000 people without electricity. Government officials are still investigating the cause of the blackout.  The power outage area is in the downtown area, with tourist attractions and Broadway theaters everywhere, but fortunately, there were no casualties. The cause of the blackout was the explosion of transformers in the 49th Street, which caused power outages in subways, homes, and businesses.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference that the blackout has been ruled out due to a surge in electricity usage. Whether it is a cyber attack or a terrorist act is still unknown, and the real reason will take some time to uncover.

On Sunday, Times Square’s activities, transportation, and subways returned to normal.