Power restored to parts of the Bronx and NYC
Power is slowly being restored to parts of the Bronx and New York City after a widespread outage along the eastern seaboard left Bronx and city residents in the dark.
NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg says there is no evidence of terrorism and that power is being restored. He says the outage appears to be connected to a malfunction near Niagara Falls.
Mayor Bloomberg urged people to drink plenty of water, open windows and take their time walking in this 90-degree heat.
Workers looking to get home Thursday were forced out into the streets of NYC. All mass transit was suspended. Subways, elevators and airports, including JFK and LaGuardia were affected by the blackout. Some people were trapped for hours in subway trains, but luckily everyone was rescued. Traffic lights were out and cell phone service was sporadic.
There were also reports of outages in northern New Jersey and in several Vermont towns. In Connecticut, Metro-North Railroad service was knocked out. The outage even affected parts of Canada.