Con Ed still asking for conservation

June 10, 2008 4:42:54 PM PDT
The heat wave continued Tuesday, and Con Ed is urging customers to conserve power. Unfortunately, that's not much help to folks who are without power. Latest Power Outages:

NYC -- 8 in Manhattan, 21 in Brooklyn, 6 in the Bronx, 444 in Queens, 21 in Staten Island
Long Island -- 449
Westchester -- 52
Connecticut -- 2,110

More than a thousand Bronx residents were without power overnight. It was one of many trouble spots that had Con Ed's command center scrambling.

Power crews seem to be everywhere, replacing overtaxed cables. Workers were even hosing down hot transformers on the Upper East Side after Con Ed cut voltage.

The utility brought in generators to take over some of the load. But many high-rise tenants had to make do without air conditioning and elevators.

The first heat wave since last August alos hit Brooklyn hard. There were numerous outages across Gravesend, Ocean Parkway and parts of Bensonhurst.

Con Ed is asking customers to conserve energy, even though there are no major issued in the city right now.

New York City Transit had to run extra power cables to keep two of its train lines running in Brooklyn. The heat conditions at most subway stations were brutal. But some high-density stops, like Grand Central, have new ventilation systems. They kept the temperature around 80 degrees, while it soared to triple digits above ground.

That's the sort of heat that really rocked New Jersey.

At one point, more than 75,000 customers were blacked out in Essex County after a transformer caught fire in West Orange.

PSE&G says all the power has been restored. Stay with Eyewitness News and for the latest blackout numbers related to this spring heat wave. Starrett City Air Conditioning Problems

If you are having problems with your a/c in Starrett City, call 718-240-4545.