Con Edison Reduces Power to Southern Brooklyn

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Con Edison is asking customers in Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, Coney Island and Seagate to scale back on power usage while repairs are made throughout the day.

The company is reducing the power supply by 5 percent to some 27,000 households in order to keep stress off the system as they go about emergency repairs. Con Edison is urging customers to turn off all non-essential items, and say things will be back to normal by 2 a.m.

The company reduced power to several Southern Brooklyn neighborhoods during last week’s heat wave, as it coped with near record-shattering power demand.