Con Ed says new computer would provide warning if another blackout hit
It's been one year since the lights went out in the Bronx and across the tri-state area, and still some wonder could it ever happen again.
Last year, trees tangled with electric transmission lines in Ohio and triggered a series of shortages that put 50 million people in the dark. According to Con Edison, there are new computer systems in place to give officials advance warning if there were a power surge coming from another region like what happened on August 14. Con Ed officials say the system actually did what it was supposed to do on that day but just simply became overloaded and shut off.
Power to the entire city was not restored until the next day.