In the Big Apple there are about 594 power outages with 12,024 customers still without service from 16:00. ET. Most of the remaining power outages are concentrated in Brooklyn and Queens.
A big storm broke out the power lines on Sunday and originally left 600,000 customers without access to electricity, DTE said. "We expect to recover 90% of all customers by the end of the day Tuesday, and the rest by the end of the day Wednesday," said the utility company.
In New York City, the power outages affected traffic lights, but resulted in "no arrests, no summonses, no reports of trouble at all," said NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio at a news conference on Monday morning. In a speech from an emergency administration command post that was created in Brooklyn, the mayor said that just over a week ago a power outage "came out of nothing" in Manhattan and now after the heat wave – "obviously a predictable situation and therefore preventable" – another power outage.
"We don't have any good answers yet why this was not prevented," they said Blasio, adding that Con Ed did not respond to his request for an answer as to why the interruption occurred, even though it seemed to be a result of a faulty equipment.