Service was restored in Manhattan late Saturday after widespread power outages were reported.

According to CBS New York, the affected areas included Midtown, Hell's Kitchen and Upper Manhattan. The news outlet reported that all restaurants in Hell's Kitchen went dark and that street lights in the affected areas also did not work. 

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He added later that the outages were between 42nd and 72nd streets and between 5th Avenue and the Hudson River. He wrote that the incident was a mechanical issue and that foul play was not suspected. 

Energy company Con Ed tweeted that it worked to restore power to 42,000 customers, primarily  on Manhattan's west side. 


The city fire department said on Twitter that it responded to a transformer fire and also that "numerous" occupied stuck elevators were reported. 


It noted that outages were reported between 5th Avenue and the Hudson River and between 72nd street and streets in the 40s. 


The city's subway tweeted to say that it also received reports of outages in Manhattan stations. 




The New York Police Department (NYPD) tweeted that it, alongside the fire department, responded to calls in the area. 


Con Edison said all power was restored by 11:40 p.m.


The outages occurred on the 42nd anniversary of a 1977 blackout that affected large portions of the city. 


This story was updated on July 14 at 6:15 a.m.