Now Con Ed President Tim Cawley told reporters Sunday a malfunctioning transmission bus in a substation on the western end of West 49th Street was the root of the calamity. That however is untrue. I live on 49th Street and would have known this. We had a man hole cover blow about a month ago, but that is it. This street is torn up on a consistent bases for Con Ed and yet No Con Ed workers or officials were anywhere near this street.
There has been no officials touring this area and even Gov. Andrew Cuomo has sent his own team of investigators to research the blackout’s cause after telling reporters he doesn’t trust Con Ed, which has a recent history of technical failures.
A grid of outages has finally been released, yet it has been stated parts of Greenwich Village were also out, yet this is not shown. Also all of the cancelled Broadway shows came from theaters on the west side of Broadway. “Be More Chill,” “Beautiful,” and “Burn This” and “Beetlejuice,” all located east of Broadway, went on as scheduled. How did this happen considering the blackout went to 5th Ave?
How did Verizon know about this before the blackout? Look at the time stamp, it is before the blackout.
Mike Clendenin, Con Edison’s chief spokesman warned on Monday that more blackouts may be on the way due to a heatwave later in the week. “We expect that there could be service outages — those things happen during heat waves,” he told Pix 11.
Temperatures are due to climb to 100F on Saturday and Sunday, the hottest of the year.
The Port Authority Bus terminal has not recovered and is experiencing equipment outages affecting some escalators/elevators and kiosks. In addition, the terminal air conditioning system is not fully on line.