Creston Avenue residents lost power for five hours during the snowstorm

Dozens of buildings along Creston Avenue in the Bronx lost power after an explosion and transformer fire. Residents said they heard the explosion at around 8:30 Saturday night and shortly after lost all of their lights and heat.

It took Con Edison workers about five hours to restore power for the Creston Ave. residents. Police went door-to-door in the neighborhood to see if anyone needed assistance during the cold, snowy night. Officials with Con Edison think it is possible that a mixture of salt and snow from the street could have corroded wires and caused the explosion.Witnesses say they saw two cars catch fire immediately after the explosion.

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