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Widespread power outages reported in parts of Midtown and Uptown Manhattan.

Police are directing passengers to leave the subway station at Columbus Circle due to the Manhattan power outage, according to @marydal23.

MTA: “We are working with Con Edison to determine the root cause of the ongoing power failure, which is affecting Midtown and the Upper West Side. Several stations are currently without power and are being bypassed by all trains. Please stay tuned here for updates.”

ConEdison power company: “We are responding to extensive outages on the Westside of Manhattan. We will share more information as it comes in. Thank you.”


MTA: “Because of the ongoing power outages, there is limited subway service into Manhattan from Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. Please check  http://MTA.info  or the MYmta app for the status of your line.”

Manhattan power outage is believed have been caused by a transformer fire at 54th St. and West End Ave., a senior city official tells @NBCNews - @Tom_Winter

MTA: “While Con Edison works to restore power in Manhattan, we encourage everyone to avoid below-ground subway stations.”

FDNY on Midtown Manhattan power outage: “FDNY is addressing the spike in call volume by relocating resources to Manhattan. The loss of power is from 5th Ave. to Hudson River, and west 40s to 72nd St. Please be patient, call 911 only if you have a true emergency.”

NYC Mayor de Blasio: "@NYCEmergencyMgt is working with the NYPD, FDNY and city agencies to respond to power outages in Manhattan due to a manhole fire earlier this evening. Disruption is significant. We’ll have further updates soon — please follow @NotifyNYC."

Widespread power outages reported in parts of New York City.  https://nbcnews.to/2GcDdgf 

WATCH: Civilians direct cars in Manhattan as power outages affect traffic lights.  http://nbcnews.to/2GcDdgf 

(Video: @grammarflic)

NYC council speaker: "Due to the disruptions on these lines, all trains entering or exiting Manhattan have been disrupted. Several underground train stations are being evacuated as a precaution."

BREAKING: Widespread power outages reported in parts of New York City.  https://nbcnews.to/32qKrXK   https://www.periscope.tv/w/1OwGWkdomPWGQ 

Traffic lights are out near Times Square area, as a blackout affects buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in Manhattan.  http://nbcnews.to/2GcDdgf 

(Photo: Jeenah Moon / Reuters)

NYC mayor: "Blackout is between W 42nd St and 72nd St ... NYPD has confirmed that there’s no foul play. This was a mechanical issue. NYPD & FDNY are currently responding to people with the most urgent needs, especially those stuck in elevators."

NY Gov. Cuomo statement on Manhattan blackout:

“We are in constant communication with Con Ed, who has an effort underway to begin restoration of power by midnight tonight.”  https://nbcnews.to/2Y1mVRK 

"All #Broadway theaters are closed...except for the Winter Garden Theater, Nederlander Theater, and Lyceum Theatre," NYPD Capt. Robert Gault tweets following blackout in midtown Manhattan:  http://nbcnews.to/2Y1mVRK 

Police officers have been deployed to intersections and outside some major retailers for additional security during Midtown Manhattan blackout, NYPD official says.

Video shows Penn Station without power during Midtown Manhattan blackout.  http://nbcnews.to/2Y1mVRK 

(Video: Juan Pablo Pinilla Hernandez)

Con Edison: "Power is being restored on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and we’re estimating most customers will be restored at midnight."

Con Edison map shows 30,496 customers without power as of 10:26 p.m. ET during Midtown Manhattan blackout.  http://nbcnews.to/2Y1mVRK 

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