Residents of an apartment building in Brownsville, Brooklyn marched to the building owner’s office in protest Thursday, after going with no gas and electric a week.
Officials said an underground cable caught fire, triggering manhole explosions and fires on some overhead power lines around 6 a.m. at 95th Avenue near 96th Street in Ozone Park.
The utility has made a number of upgrades to its system ahead of the hot and humid summer months.
Residents of West Harlem were asked to conserve energy Wednesday evening due to weather-related problems with electrical cables.
With temperatures plummeting to the single digits overnight Monday night into Tuesday, a significant fear has mounted that rain-soaked trees will end up covered in ice. And when winds kick up overnight, the ice-coated branches could bring down electric power lines.
Check for the latest outage information in your city, town or village as the winter storm inflicts its damage to trees and power lines.
It has been a mess for anyone trying to ride the New Haven Line on the Metro-North Railroad, with the massive power outage earlier this week.
A New Jersey town wants to make sure all of its essential businesses are equipped with emergency generators to prevent the chaos that occurred after Superstorm Sandy.
Public Service Electric and Gas has been taking heat, after it retweeted a comment saying Ridgewood, N.J. residents should go without power for complaining about a project now under way.
The microgrids – small versions of electricity systems that generate, distribute and regulate the flow of electricity – were among numerous recommendations to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy from a committee looking into the impacts of lengthy power outages after Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011 and a freak snowstorm two months later.
Crews have implemented an 8 percent voltage reduction on Roosevelt Island and several other areas in Manhattan.
People were out Sunday morning buying tickets to try to cash in.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was sitting with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at the game Sunday, and they talked about avoiding a repeat of the blackout at next year’s game at the Meadowlands.
A wind advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday for parts of New Jersey, New York City, Nassau County and parts of Connecticut. That means sustained winds of 30 to 39 mph or gusts of 46 to 57 mph through the afternoon hours.
The hearing was set for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Jewish Community Center on Arthur Kill Road on Staten Island.