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Statement From Con Edison

Con Edison sincerely regrets the power disruption to our customers on the west side of Manhattan last night and will be conducting a diligent and vigorous investigation to determine the root cause of the incident. As we reported yesterday, a significant electrical transmission disturbance occurred at 6:47 p.m., impacting multiple circuits in the area, and leading to the loss of service to approximately 72,000 customers. We restored power to all affected areas shortly before midnight.

Over the next several days and weeks, our engineers and planners will carefully examine the data and equipment performance relating to this event, and will share our findings with regulators and the public. We applaud the work of all emergency responders and our employees who helped restore power swiftly and keep the public safe. We also commend the patience and understanding of all New Yorkers who remained calm and poised during this incident.