Major power outage left thousands without power across Dyker Heights
A massive power outage in Dyker Heights left more than 6,000 customers without electricity until late afternoon on Monday, according to Con Edison.
Power started going out across the neighborhood just past 1 p.m. Monday.
When asked, a representative for Con Ed told this paper it was “too early to tell” what caused the outage and that, at this time, it is being classified as an “equipment failure.”
Not long after the outages began being reported, Councilmember Justin Brannan said that the NYPD called a Level 1 Mobilization to address the outages and direct traffic.
“I am being told over 6,000 are currently without power right now,” Brannan told this paper early Monday afternoon. “Estimated time of restoration still TBD but Con Ed is cautiously optimistic for speedy recovery. Crews are on site and it’s being worked as we speak. My office is in constant touch with City Hall, Con Ed and Captain Conwell of the 68 and we will get through this safely.”
State Senator Marty Golden was also on the case Monday afternoon, his aide John Quaglione said.
Outages spanned from the low 70’s to the mid-80’s between 10th and 13th avenues. In addition, traffic lights were reportedly out along 75th Street and 12th Avenue.
Flickering lights were also reported in Bay Ridge.
Golden’s office urged residents to take precaution by unplugging televisions and computers to prevent damage to equipment, using flashlights instead of candles, turning off light switches and keeping fridges and freezer doors closed. Quaglione added that it’s best to reconnect electronics one at a time.
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