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Power outages on Staten Island after sub station fire: ConEd

STATEN ISLAND — At least 1,700 customers were without power Tuesday night in Staten Island due to an outage, according to Con Edison.

As Con Ed worked through the night, those numbers continued to drop. As of just before 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, Con Ed reported only about 54 customers remained without power in the area.

A representative for ConEd told PIX11 that the cause was a fire at a sub station on the 1000 block of Railroad Avenue at around 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Just before 7 p.m. Tuesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted saying that there were 2,000 without power and adding that restoration was projected by 7:30 p.m. that night.

ConEdison claims to have over 172,000 residential and commercial electric customers in Staten Island. They have over 59,000 customers in Fox Hills.

This is the third power outage in New York City this week and the second in Staten Island.

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