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article imageHurricane Sandy: Huffington Post, Gawker, Buzzfeed websites down

By JohnThomas Didymus     Oct 30, 2012 in World
The Huffington Post news website is currently experiencing an outage due to power cuts after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on Monday. Readers attempting to access the website are directed to a "status page" with a message.
The message reads: "Due to power outages caused by Superstorm Sandy, our own website is experiencing technical difficulties. We are working around the clock to get the site back to normal. The news team, which has offices around the U.S. and in other countries, is still monitoring everything and will be updating this page with the latest on the storm."
Gawker and Buzzfeed were also affected over the night, but at the time of writing Buzzfeed was live.
The New York Times and The Washington Post were live as at 7:04 AM ET when this Digital Journal reporter visited the sites.
Digital Journal reported that about 6 million have lost power in New York City. According to Digital Journal, a transformer exploded at the Con Ed power plant in Lower Manhattan after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on Monday night.
Water levels were at record highs in the city. Thirteen people have been reported killed in New Jersey, New York, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Five of the victims were killed by falling trees.
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