The cables that burned under 71st and Broadway last week, causing hundreds of people to lose power, were piled on the street nearby on Tuesday morning.
A Con Edison spokesman tells us it was caused by “failures on the underground electrical delivery system, resulting in manhole fires and customer outages.” Generators have been running to provide power to buildings nearby as Con Ed repairs the damage.
“The generator is feeding two buildings while we continue to work on our electrical delivery equipment,” the spokesman added. “We hope to remove the generator by the end of the week, but will have a better idea as our work progresses.”
Photos by Stephen Harmon.