Blackout disrupts Manhattan, darkens Broadway theaters

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Blackout disrupts Manhattan, darkens Broadway theatersA wide swath of New York's Manhattan borough was plunged into darkness Saturday after a transformer explosion knocked out power to subways, stores and Broadway theaters, but the city's main utility said it had restored most power within hours. No deaths or injuries were reported due to the blackout, which officials said began at 6:47 p.m. EDT (2247 GMT), and darkened a stretch of the city from West 42nd Street to West 72nd Street. Not all of the lights are back on, that's also clear,' New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo told a news conference about five hours after the outage began.

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