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New York City in darkness : mass power outage rocks the Big Apple, Smoke billows out of Con Edison plant after an ‘explosion’

BlogNew York City in darkness : mass power outage rocks the Big Apple, Smoke billows out of Con Edison plant after an 'explosion'

New York City in darkness as Black smoke was seen coming from a ConEd plant in Brooklyn as power outages were seen across New York City.

The outages happened just after midnight on Friday and footage captured shows plumes spreading from the facility.

A momentary power cut across New York City then followed with lights seen flickering for a few seconds.

The New York City Fire Department was quickly at the scene and sirens were seen flashing from the ConEd plant on Gold Street.

Most electricity is back up and running following the incident. Con Edison has said it currently investigating the issue and DailyMail.com has contacted the company for more information.

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Residents across New York City complained about the brief power cut with most left confused about the outage.

Lights were reported flickering in neighborhoods including Lower Manhattan, the Upper East Side, Bed-Stuy, Downtown Brooklyn and Long Island City.

New York City in darkness There were reports that the power momentarily went down twice in the space of around 15 minutes.

‘My mom and I were just talking in the kitchen and the lights momentarily went out,’ a resident on X wrote.

‘We both just stared at each other and wondered what the hell happened. Thanks for scaring me to hell and back ConEd.

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