Damaged cable causes power outage in Crown Heights building

Con Edison says they are working to fix a power outage in Crown Heights Sunday that was caused by a damaged cable.

News 12 Staff

Aug 22, 2021, 3:32 PM

Updated 968 days ago

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Con Edison says they are working to fix a power outage in Crown Heights Sunday that was caused by a damaged cable.
Residents at 421 Crown St. say they noticed the lights went out early Sunday morning. News 12 spotted an emergency Con Edison crew vehicle parked across the street.
A Con Edison employee tells News 12 the outage is a result of a damaged cable. They say they’re waiting for another crew to assist them with the issue.
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The weather is causing a delay in repairs as company crews work on other incidents throughout the boroughs.
Tenants of the Crown Heights building say they’re desperate for electricity due to the amount of elderly residents in the building. Some neighbors worry that won’t be able to use their stoves to make food or refrigerate medication.
Power is expected to be restored in the area at some point Sunday afternoon, according to Con Edison crews.


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