subway delay mta nyc power loss slow A dip in power slowed down subway trains around the city on Wednesday morning at the tail end of the morning commute.
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A dip in power slowed down subway trains around the city on Wednesday morning at the tail end of the morning commute.

Con Edison said two feeders running between Westchester and Manhattan lost voltage for a few seconds starting at around 9:30 a.m.

 

Even so, the slight dip ended up causing subway delays around the city with service not fully restored until about 10:30 a.m.

More a brownout than an outage, Con Edison Spokesman Alfonso Quiroz said incidents similar to Tuesday morning's are rare, about three times a year at most.

"In this case, it was only momentary," Quiroz said. "And we hope there wasn't too much much of an intrusion to customers."

The exact cause of the outage is still under investigation. Quiroz declined to speculate what may have cause it, or what the company has found to cause similar power disturbances.

Con Edison "highly doubts" the power loss had anything to do with the day's warm weather, but the slowdown on the first day of the summer to hit above 90 degrees wasn't lost on some straphangers.




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