We just got word off the police scanner that crews are responding to a downed power line that struck a vehicle on East 21st Street, between Avenue W and Avenue X.

The Con Edison power outage map shows an outage at that spot affecting 13 households. There appears to be an outage in the Marlboro Houses affecting 86 households. Those seem to be the only significant outages currently affecting our coverage area.

Seems like a good opportunity to reiterate that Con Ed has several safety reminders for customers:

  • Do not go or touch downed wires. Assume any wire is electrified.
  • If your power does go out, turn off your appliances so the circuits don’t get overloaded when the power comes back on.
  • Double-check your flashlights and radios and make sure you know where they are and where your spare batteries are.
  • To report an outage, call 1-800-75-ConEd or log on to coned.com. You can also call 311. Please do not call 911 for non-emergencies.

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