Posted: Oct 29, 2012 5:02 PM by The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) -
New York City's main utility has cut power to part of downtown Manhattan in a pre-emptive bid to lessen damage from a massive approaching storm.
Consolidated Edison spokesman Chris Olert says the utility cut the power shortly after 7 p.m. Monday to 6,500 customers.
That's when a few inches of water began spilling over the seawall of lower Manhattan. A weakened Sandy approached the city, threatening an 11-foot storm surge.
Olert says that power was cut to customers in an area bordered by the Brooklyn Bridge, Broadway and the East River.
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