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Subway service restored after power failure in Manhattan

Friday, September 13, 2013

For the second time in 24 hours, power problems knocked out subway service on some lines in Manhattan.

Officials said a power outage at Central Park West and West 81st Street on the Upper West Side caused ths problems on Friday morning.

The suspensions began shortly after 10:00 a.m.

A, B, C, D, E and M train service was impaced. Eyewitness News reporter Stacey Sager reports that four trains were stuck in tunnels. They were cleared of passengers by 11:00 a.m.

Service resumed around 11:30 with extensive delays.

Friday's issue followed a power failure that knocked out subway service on the same lines Thursday night. Service resumed with local service only just before 11 p.m.

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