Volume 76, Number 10 | July 26 - August 1, 2006

Brief power outage in Village

While western Queens sustained widespread power outages that left 100,000 people in the dark last week, 390 West Village homes were without electric power Friday for a few hours because of what Con Edison called a “wire burnout” in the vicinity of Hudson and Bedford Sts. Two manholes exploded in quick succession and their covers shot into the air at Bedford and Downing Sts. at about 3 p.m. on Friday, Con Edison said.

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