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Power outages hit Coney Island, Gravesend, and Bath Beach Wednesday morning due to downed power lines at Stillwell Avenue and Avenue Z — leaving more than 1,100 residents in the dark on one of the hottest days of the year.

Officials reported that 1,172 customers in the area bordered by the Shore Parkway and Stillwell, Cropsey, and 27th avenues lost power around 9 a.m. Power was restored to 978 residents at 11:06 a.m. and to the remaining 194 Brooklynites at 2 p.m., according to a spokesperson. The outages did not cause any reported injuries.

The blackout comes on the heels of two major power outages — one on Saturday, affecting 72,000 residents on the west side of Manhattan, and another on Tuesday night, affecting 2,000 Staten Islanders, according to the New York Post.

Power outages will become more likely as rising temperatures reach a crescendo this weekend, a Con Ed spokesman told Pix11.

“We expect that there could be service outages,” the spokesman told Pix11 News on Monday. On Saturday and Sunday, temperatures will rise to over 100 degrees, and humidity will make the air feel between 105 and 110.

“Those things happen during heat waves,” he added.

Brooklyn pols have responded to the latest blackout with outrage, claiming Con Ed failed to communicate with its customers.

“This is completely unacceptab­le,” councilmen Mark Treyger (D - Coney Island) and Justin Brannan (D - Bay Ridge) wrote in a joint statement. “Con Edison was neglectful to inform their customers, as we were only made aware of the outage by the NYC Office of Emergency Management around 11:00 a.m. this morning.”

Reach reporter Rose Adams at radams@schnepsmedia.com or by calling (718) 260–8306.
Posted 12:00 am, July 18, 2019
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Reasonable discourse

Jack from Marine Park says:
Politicians complaining about ConEd is getting old. These are the same officials who have voted to make the utility company's jobs more difficult. New York's power generation and infrastructure are rapidly deteriorating. One third of the city's power will disappear in two years with the closure of Indian Point. New gas power plants cannot go online due to Cuomo blocking the new gas pipelines and drilling. Alternative energy sources sound nice but are not mature enough to replace the existing sources of energy. Parts of the infrastructure are over 50 years old and will need to be upgraded. We have been fortunate not to have a massive interruption of service since 2003, but how long can that streak continue for a city with 19 million people living and working here?
July 18, 9:21 am
Ms. Me from Bay Ridge says:
They were "left in the dark" when the power went out at 9AM?
July 19, 3:04 pm
Ms. Me from Bay Ridge says:
They were "left in the dark" when the power went out at 9AM?
July 19, 3:04 pm
Ms. Me from Bay Ridge says:
They were "left in the dark" when the power went out at 9AM?
July 19, 3:04 pm
Ms. Me from Bay Ridge says:
They were "left in the dark" when the power went out at 9AM?
July 19, 3:04 pm
Ms. Me from Bay Ridge says:
Well, it didn't look like it was going to post!
July 19, 3:05 pm
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July 20, 12:34 am

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