Sunday, July 20, 2008

Power Outages in Brooklyn: Park Slope, Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, Red Hook and Borough Park

Not a good day for a power outage: It's 90 degrees and muggy, and Con Edison is distributing dry ice and working to repair electrical power lines serving residents of Sunset Park, Red Hook, Bay Ridge, Borough Park, and Park Slope.

Approximately 1,150 customers have no power; 600 customers have had their power restored, according to Con Ed. The dry ice can be picked up here:

  • 41st Street and 10th Avenue in Borough Park; and
  • 3rd Avenue between 48th Street and 49th Street in Sunset Park.

(Keep children and pets safely away from the dry ice, Con Ed warns.)

Con Edison continues to ask all customers these neighborhoods to discontinue their use of non-essential electrical appliances, including air conditioning, until problems on electrical cables can be resolved.

Report power interruptions online at, or by calling Con Edison’s toll-free customer service number 1-800-75-CON ED (1-800-752-6633).

Gothamist has more on this.

3 p.m. SUNDAY UPDATE: Con Ed says that most of the outages in Brooklyn will not be fixed until tomorrow.

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