This is the 1 a.m. update: Multiple power outages are spreading across Brooklyn and Queens, according to Con Edison. The above map, current as of 1 a.m. Wednesday, shows power failures especially afflicting South Brooklyn, along with Boerum Hill, Bushwick and parts of Queens.
Earlier, Con Ed said that the affected neighborhoods cover an area bounded by Avenue H on the north, Shore Parkway and Gravesend Neck Road on the south, 19th and 20th Avenues on the west, and East 15th and 16th Streets on the east. Included are parts of Bensonhurst and the neighborhoods of Midwood, Gravesend, Ocean Parkway and Sheepshead Bay.
Crews are working now to repair the problems in these areas. Con Edison has asked customers in the affected areas to refrain from using washers and dryers, dishwashers, and to turn off any non-essential appliances to help reduce electricity usage until equipment problems can be resolved.
(Sheepshead Bites talks about this topic as well.)
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