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article imageVideo: NYC residents rejoice as power is turned back on

By JohnThomas Didymus     Nov 3, 2012 in Environment
New York - The video shows jubilant residents on the streets of Lower Manhattan on the night of November 2 as Con Ed began restoring power after the East 14th Street substation that exploded on the night Hurricane Sandy hit the city was repaired.
Digital Journal reported that Con Ed shut off power to parts of Lower Manhattan after a transformer exploded at their plant soon after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on Monday night.
Thousands of residents of the city have been living in darkness and cold after power went off. The video shows Lower East Side residents cheering, dancing and singing on the streets as the lights return with one woman shouting "happy new year!" and others calling "I love New York."
The Daily Mail reports that thousands of residents in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island also took to the streets rejoicing as their power was restored on Friday.
Authorities say power was restored to more than 135,000 residents in parts of East Village, West Village, Soho and the Lower East Side at around 6 p.m., while areas such as Chelsea and the Madison Network had their power restored about an hour later.
However, the sudden surge of power caused manhole explosions on the power lines on Avenue C, the FDR and Peter Cooper Road on the south east of the island. Some residents were evacuated after the explosions but no one was injured.
But while residents of Lower Manhattan were rejoicing, some of the worst affected beachfront sections of the city remained in darkness.
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