Power Outage Cuts Trains, Traffic Lights In New York City; Extent Of Power Loss Unclear

Wednesday, June 27th 2007, 3:16 pm
By: News On 6

NEW YORK (AP) _ A power outage in the city's Upper East Side neighborhood cut traffic lights and some subway service Wednesday. The extent of the outage was not immediately clear.

``There's something happening on the Upper East Side. I can't tell you how big it is yet,'' said Bob Magee, a spokesman for Consolidated Edison.

Residents said traffic lights were out for 20 blocks on Lexington Avenue and the East Side subway lines were not operating.

Con Edison could not say how many customers had lost power. The city was in the second day of temperatures well over 90 degrees.