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BREAKING: Nearly 1,000 Without Power In Gerritsen Beach – Restoration Estimated By 3 P.M. (Updated)

Posted By Ned Berke On August 25, 2014 @ 1:56 pm In News & Features | No Comments

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UPDATE (2:06 p.m.): Con Edison just informed us that the restoration time has been bumped up to 3:00 p.m.

Power went out due to “equipment failure” in the Sheepshead Bay area, according to the spokesperson, and they’re still investigating.

It’s also not just Gerritsen Beach – it looks like the outage spans that entire neighborhood, as well as a chunk of Sheepshead Bay / Plumb Beach. The borders they’ve given are Avenue U to the north, “Plumb Beach Avenue” to the south, Gerritsen Avenue to the east and Coyle Street to the west. (We’re looking for clarification on “Plumb Beach Avenue,” as there’s no such street in the area that we know of.)

Original post:

Residents of Gerritsen Beach are in the dark after power cut out, according to Con Edison.

A spokesperson for the company said 924 clients are without power after it went out at approximately 1:30 p.m.

Crews are on the scene working to restore it, and service is expected to resume by 5:00 p.m.

The spokesperson said the cause and geographical boundaries of the outage had not yet been determined. We will update this post when we hear back.

If you live in the area and are without power (yet somehow have access to this website), let us know the location in the comments.

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