NYC residents report brief power issue; MTA says ‘surge’ impacting subway lines

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Update: Service on several subway lines resumed early Monday after several trains ground to a halt Sunday night due to a power surge in Queens, officials said. Read the latest here:

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NEW YORK — Residents across New York City reported brief power issues on Sunday night and a “power surge” impacted several subway lines.

“After investigation, the power issue was temporary and has since been resolved,” Con Edison tweeted.

People with ongoing issues were directed to contact ConEd for further help.

“We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused,” Con Edison tweeted.

Subway service across the city was impacted.

“There is extremely limited service on 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 L while we investigate a power surge affecting much of New York City,” NYCT Subway tweeted. “If possible travel on lettered lines (not the L) or buses.”

Officials said they were not able to make station platform announcements from the Rail Control Center while they recovered from the power surge.

Gov. Kathy Hochul directed the MTA to do everything they could to mitigate the impact of the power surge. She said MTA workers and NYPD officers were in the subway system helping passengers.

“We are doing everything in our power to ensure that the trains are fully functioning for the morning commute, and we are working to get morning commuters more information as quickly as possible,” Hochul said.

Many online wondered if it was connected to a Queens manhole fire. FDNY officials confirmed a manhole fire on 12th Street and said the agency had contacted the utility company.

ConEd officials said they’d responded to reports of a manhole fire in Long Island City.

“There was a brief transmission disturbance in that area,” Con Edison tweeted. “At this time, no customers have lost service as a result of the event.”

A 2018 “electrical fault” at a Queens Con Edison plant briefly turned the sky over New York blue.

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