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More than 43,000 without power in Manhattan after 'major disturbance'

Breaking: Manhattan transformer fire knocks out power to thousands in Midtown, Upper West Side --Saturday marked the 42nd anniversary of the 1977 blackout, which affected much of the city for 48 hours | 13 July 2019 | A transformer fire caused a large-scale power outage in parts of New York City Saturday evening, knocking out traffic lights, stalling elevators and limiting subway service. As of 9 p.m. Saturday, Con Edison reported that more than 45,000 customers were without power in an area that included Midtown Manhattan and the Upper West Side. The New York Fire Department said the outages impacted 71st Street south to 42 Street and east from the West Side Highway to 5th Avenue. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority tweeted Saturday evening that signals on the A, C, D, E, F, and M subway lines were affected and four stations were closed to the public due to lack of power: 59th St-Columbus Circle, 47-50th Sts-Rockefeller Ctr, 34th St-Hudson Yards, and 5th Av/53rd St.