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October 30, 2012 8:52 am

New York: Thousands Without Electricity as Hurricane Sandy Recovery Begins

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NY Daily News – More than 156,000 Con Edison customers in New York City and Westchester County had lost power Monday evening, and the utility preemptively shut down the grid for roughly 6,500 customers in lower Manhattan as Tropical Storm Sandy increased in intensity.

Electricity was cut to two areas, the first within the confines of Frankfort Street to the north; William Street to the west; Wall Street to the south; and the East River. The second area is bounded by Broadway to the west; Wall Street to the north; and the southern tip of Manhattan, according to Con Edison.

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