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Power Outage Hits Staten Island As Extreme Heat Hits Tri-State

July 17, 2019 - 8:01 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Another power outage slammed Staten Island Wednesday evening, marking the second outage in 24 hours to hit the borough.

According to City Councilman Steven Matteo, more than 3,500 customers were without power as a heat wave slowly descended on the Tri-State area.

He said Con Edison expected to how power restored between 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., but requested NYPD officers address traffic build-ups at major intersections.

The outage was affecting the New Dorp Beach, Grant City and Oakwood Beach areas of the borough.

Congressman Max Rose, who represents parts of Staten Island, said he also was "monitoring the current power outage.”

He added that the blackout was “from equipment failure.”

The outage adds to building frustrations against Con Ed, especially after a major blackout left most of Upper Manhattan in total darkness for nearly five hours over the weekend.

Matteo, along with City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and City Councilman Mark Treyger, sent a joint letter to Con Ed President Timothy Cawley to "express concern" about the utility's "ability to meet the demands of this weekend's extreme heat wave."