A massive power outage struck the New York City on Saturday and left much of Manhattan without electricity. According to international news reports, the partial blackout which plunged Midtown Manhattan and the Upper West Side was caused due to a mechanical problem in the electrical grid. A Jennifer Lopez concert organized at Madison Square Garden was canceled on the wake of the same.
Thousands of fans attending the concert were left in the dark after power outage struck parts of Manhattan. They were eventually evacuated from the building by the organizers. Following the same, Lopez shared a video for her fans on Instagram, saying that she is really sorry for not being able to continue with the concert. However, she promised she will make it up to the fans who were attending the concert.
"I am devastated and heartbroken right now. You are going to get back your money and we are going to come back and arrange an amazing show. I am so sorry this happened, obviously, it was out of our control. I love you I am sorry and will see you all very soon." she said in the video.
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Not only Lopez's concert, but several Broadway shows were also canceled following the blackout. However, the audience did not return empty-handed, as the cast pulled off an impromptu performance in the street outside the theater for the disappointed audience.
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ConEdison, which is the main power provider there has said that the power outage that around 16,000 customers were rendered powerless, according to reports. At its peak, the number was about 72,000, it said. The utility company has estimated most customers will have power restored by midnight.
New York authorities confirmed there were no reports of fatalities or injuries.
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