Train at darkened platform at 66th Street subway station in Manhattan, NY, 13 July 2019

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The 66th Road subway station was plunged into darkness

An influence failure in New York has halted subway trains and trapped individuals in lifts.

The New York Fireplace Division stated it was tackling a fireplace in an electrical transformer in Manhattan, probably the most densely populated of the town’s 5 boroughs.

Road lights and site visitors lights have been put out of motion.

The native vitality firm Con Edison stated about 42,000 individuals had been disadvantaged of energy.

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Con Edison engineers are working to revive energy within the affected areas of Manhattan

The cuts are affecting the Higher West Facet of Manhattan between 40th and 72th Streets between Fifth Avenue and the Hudson River, an space which incorporates the Broadway theatre district.

Quite a few Saturday night time reveals had been delayed, with theatregoers left ready within the streets outdoors venues.

The forged of the musical Hadestown entertained individuals ready outdoors the Walter Kerr Theatre.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) suggested travellers to keep away from sub-surface trains, after some passengers had been stranded beneath floor for over an hour.

“We had been caught for about 75 minutes,” Jeff O’Malley, 57, informed Reuters information company. “It is utterly darkish, individuals had been arising utilizing their flashlights on their telephones.”

The electrical energy cuts come on the anniversary of an enormous energy failure in 1977 that plunged the New York skyline into darkness and triggered widespread looting and arson.