Power restored at 46 buildings in Brooklyn housing complex

NEW YORK — Power has been restored at a New York City housing development where nearly four dozen buildings lost electricity service for a few hours.

The Fire Department of New York says crews were sent to Spring Creek Towers, formerly Starrett City, in Brooklyn’s East New York section around 5 a.m. Sunday after all 46 buildings lost power.

Power was restored around 10 a.m. Several people had to be rescued from stalled elevators.

There are nearly 6,000 apartments in the housing complex, which has its own independent power plant outside the management of ConEdison.