NYC Faces Blackout Threat Due to Heat Wave

New York City residents were being told to shut down appliances and scale back on air conditioning amid the threat of blackouts due to an ongoing heat wave in the Big Apple.

Energy provider Con Edison sounded the alarm on Wednesday by urging customers to conserve energy in order to “help keep service reliable,” and followed up later with a tweet informing residents that they would be distributing dry ice to Brooklynites who had already lost power after four days of high temperatures and humidity. Roughly 1,700 people were impacted by the Brooklyn outages, FOX 5 reported….

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