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Power outage leaves large swaths of Manhattan in the dark

NEW YORK (AP) — A power outage cast darkness across large swaths of Manhattan as tens of thousands of people in other parts of New York City were still without electricity in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias.

A spokesperson for Consolidated Edison says Friday’s blackout started at 5:13 a.m. in Harlem, the Upper West Side and the Upper East Side and affected about 180,000 customers. The outage lasted about a half-hour, he said. Another 5,000 customers lost power in a separate outage in Queens.

The cause of Friday’s outages wasn’t immediately known. Subway service on several lines was affected.

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