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RE: Power outage in North East

  • From: McBurnett, Jim
  • Date: Thu Aug 14 17:38:55 2003

FROM CNN website

NEW YORK (CNN) -- A major power outage simultaneously struck several large cities in the United States and Canada late Thursday afternoon. 

Cities affected include New York; Boston, Massachusetts; Cleveland, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; Toronto, Ontario; and Ottawa, Ontario. The power outage occurred shortly after 4 p.m. 

Much of Midtown Manhattan and Wall Street were shut down, including all area airports and the Long Island Railroad. The airports were operating on back-up power and operations were reported to be normal, officials said. 

The New York City Police Department said they were trying to determine what happened. A Con Edison transformer on East 14th Street in Manhattan was afire, CNN learned. 

Thousands of people could be seen leaving buildings and walking into the streets. New York subways were reported stopped and people were trapped in the cars. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Patrick Muldoon []
Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2003 4:34 PM
To: Joel Perez;
Subject: Re: Power outage in North East

On Thursday 14 August 2003 04:23 pm, Joel Perez wrote:
> Has anyone heard of a big Power outage in the North east?
> I just got a call from one of my tech's in the GBLX bldg in Newark, NJ
> at 1085 raymond and they are telling him that they lost power!
> But I also got a call from AT&T in NY that they also lost Power!

Power is flakier then all heck here in Albany, NY.   Outages / major brown 
outs.  We are running on Generator here since it is way cleaner power at the 

Patrick Muldoon
Network/Software Engineer
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