Flatbush residents frustrated after overnight outage lingers into Wednesday

Con Edison is reporting Wednesday morning that more than 400 customers in the area are without power.

News 12 Staff

Jun 9, 2021, 12:07 PM

Updated 1,101 days ago

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Efforts continued this morning on East 19th Street in Flatbush to restore power to several buildings in the area.
Con Edison reported Wednesday morning that more than 400 customers in the area remained without power.
One woman who lives in the area told News 12 she slept in her car with her child overnight to keep cool. Unfortunately, those who live here say it’s not the first time this has happened. In fact, they say the same crews were out here just last month after the power went out.
Several Con Edison trucks remained on the block, and East 19th Street was closed this morning between Beverly Road and Albermarle Road.
Con Edison says it appears the outage was caused by a manhole problem and is believed to be weather-related.
In Sunset Park, crews spent hours yesterday trying to restore power on 61st Street. Outages were also reported yesterday in parts of Bay Ridge, Flatbush, Park Slope and Sheepshead Bay. News 12 spoke with one man there who says he lost power for about two hours almost immediately after seeing lightning strike.
"I was actually on my couch, and I looked outside my window and I saw explosions right in that area over there," said Dr. Howard Greenspan, of Sheepshead Bay. "And pretty much everything went out all of a sudden."


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