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Brooklyn Still Hit by Power Outages, Restoration Promised

By Jess Wisloski | June 23, 2012 1:43pm

NEW YORK CITY— Power outages that struck neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens on Friday continued into Saturday afternoon, according to Con Edison.

BROOKLYN — Roughly 545 customers were without service in the early afternoon, nearly a third of the 1,700 that originally lost power on Friday. The outages were brought on by the week's heat wave that brought temperatures to the brink of triple digits, Con Edison said, that left many indoors and seeking respite in front of air-conditioners.

Of the customers without power, 454 of those out of service were in Brooklyn, most of them in South Williamsburg and Borough Park, down from 1,400 customers reported on Friday. Ninety remained without electrical service in Queens, most of them in South Ozone Park.