NEW YORK — Power has been restored to all customers, after a massive power outage in Manhattan left thousands of users in the dark Saturday night.
The power shortage in Manhattan has left thousands of businesses without electricity, elevators stuck and subway cars stalled.
Power reportedly went out early Saturday evening at much of Rockefeller Center and reached the Upper West Side.
A diner on Broadway at West 69th Street lost its lights, as did other surrounding businesses.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority tweeted that there were outages at various underground stations. The MTA is working with Con Edison to determine the cause.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Twitter that the outage was caused by a manhole fire.
According to power service company Con Edison, more than 44,000 people were affected by the outage.
Many Broadway plays and musicals, including Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, were canceled due to the power failure, according to a China Daily correspondent in NYC.