Newsflash: New York Suffers Blackout – What’s Causing the Massive Power Outage?
A number of states in the Northeast and Midwest are suffering a major power outage due to a storm. | Source: Shutterstock
New York Power Outage: In the early hours of Monday morning, as New Yorkers are waking up for work, they’re about to find the lights are out. Around 500,000 people across New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan are currently without access to power–why?
This is the situation in the northeast of the country this morning as the city that never sleeps finds itself silenced.
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What’s Causing the Outage?
The blame for the power outage seems to lie with dangerously high winds that have knocked down power lines in the area. This is not good news for half a million people without access to hot water, heating, or coffee.
It also won’t go down well with the millions of workers, students, and any other commuters needing to leave their houses today. TheNew York power outage means they won’t be able to get to their destinations.
— Leanne DeRosa (@CBS6Leanne) February 25, 2019
There are also numerous flights delayed to and from New York airports currently.
Flights to/from Toronto, Boston, Chicago and New York area airports are experiencing delays due to weather (winds). Please contact your airline for more information.
— BWI Marshall Airport (@BWI_Airport) February 25, 2019
The unforgiving conditions will also render restoration efforts almost impossible.