A major power outage has left large areas of New York city in darkness this morning.
People in the city have been sharing images of the darkened streets after reporting the lights going out in Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
Con Edison, the city’s main power company, said there are at least 119,039 customers without power, including those who had previously lost power as a result of the storm, as of 5:30 a.m. Friday.
The new power outages in New York City Friday, according to Con Ed’s outage map, appear to be in the Upper West Side, Harlem and Upper East Side neighborhoods.
A live camera from ABC News New York City station WABC showed a large section of the Upper West Side completely dark. A station camera also showed the electricity out in the Upper East Side.
The power outage, according to ConEd, started around 5 a.m. Friday. The company said the power is beginning to come back on and that it’s investigating the cause.
Subways in the city are also being impacted because of the Manhattan power outage, according to the Metropolitan Transit Authority.
Lines impacted, according to the MTA, include the 1,2,3, 4,5,6, N, Q, and R trains.
“Expect delays as we are getting reports of power outages in some parts of uptown Manhattan,” the MTA tweeted. “This is also affecting stations and third-rail power.”
Thousands have been without power in the city this week as a result of Isaias.
“We realize it is incredibly frustrating to be without power and that is why we are working around the clock to get customers back in service,” Robert Schimmenti, Con Edison’s senior vice president, Electric Operations, said in a statement Thursday. “We have additional mutual aid and contractor workers arriving each day to help us restore service safely. We assure our customers that our crews will remain on the job 24-7 until everyone has their power back.”