New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo are calling for an investigation into a widespread power outage that hit midtown Manhattan Saturday night.
“With the power back on, I’ve directed City agencies to investigate this evening’s blackout. They’ll work with ConEd to get to the bottom of what happened tonight and prevent another widespread outage like this,” de Blasio tweeted after returning to the city from the campaign trail in Iowa.
“You just can’t have a power outage of this magnitude in this city” Cuomo said, according to The Associated Press. “It is too dangerous, the potential for public safety risk and chaos is too high, we just can’t have a system that does that, it’s that simple at the end of the day.”
No injuries were reported during the outage, which lasted about five hours and affected about 45,000 customers, according to the AP.
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