Massive power outage in New York City

power outage - flashlight

It's not yet clear what caused a massive power outage that struck New York City on the anniversary of a famous blackout.
Yesterday's outage stretched about 30 blocks from Times Square to 72nd Street and Broadway, leaving the subway system in disarray and bringing the curtain down on several Broadway shows.
All in all, about 73-thousand customers were in the dark for several hours -- a fraction of those affected by the historic 1977 blackout that hit most of the city.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo calls the blackout unacceptable, and has directed the Department of Public Service to investigate.

  • Hour 2 of The Evan Solomon Show for July 16th, 2019

    A gay couple is saddened that the Anglican Church of Canada has voted against changing its marriage rules to allow same-sex unions. A Manitoba politician hopes to drop the tax on women pay for haircuts. Plus, do you think election signs should be banned?

  • Hour 1 of The Evan Solomon Show for July 16th, 2019

    There's more fallout with President Trump and his questionable tweets from last weekend. We ask you if the Trump tweets were racist. A victim of the Polytechnique shooting quit the Federal Firearms Advisory Committee out of frustration over the lack of control on assault-style riffles. Plus, yesterday's temperature in Alert, Nunavut was warmer than in Victoria, BC. Should we be concerned?

  • Emmy nominations are out!

    Larry talks to Ace TV columnist Bill Brioux