ASTORIA, Queens (PIX11) — The extreme heat caused hundreds of Queens residents to lose power Thursday, according to Con Edison.
A partial power outage was affecting more than 500 customers in Astoria, the utility company’s outage map showed as of 1 p.m. Most of the power outages appear to be along 34th Street between Broadway and 31st Avenue.
Crews are already in the area making repairs, and power was expected to be restored by around 2 p.m., the company said.
ConEd also asked nearly 85,000 customers spanning several Queens neighborhoods to cut back on electricity usage Thursday while equipment repairs were made. The utility company reduced voltage by 8% in parts of Corona, Elmhurst, Fresh Meadows, Jamaica Estates, Oakland Gardens, Hollis Hills, Kew Gardens, Pomonok and Hillcrest.
New York City was expected officially enter a heat wave Thursday amid a third day with temperatures soaring above 90 degrees. Feels-like temperatures were projected to rise above 100 degrees.