[Ed. Note: fast forward to 3:10 in the clip below to see what happens when a NYC transformer gets flooded.]
The good news is that no workers are trapped. The bad news is that between the 14th Street transformer explosion and the flooding and damage elsewhere, there are 670,000 people without power and over 230,000 of them are in Manhattan.
*CON ED SAYS UNDERGROUND SUBSTATIONS COULD BE UP IN 3 TO 4 DAYS
*CON ED SAYS IT WILL TAKE LONGER TO REPAIR ABOVE GROUND STATIONS
*CON ED SAYS IT COULD BE UP TO A WEEK FOR POWER RESTORATION
*LARGEST STORM RELATED OUTAGE IN CON ED HISTORY, MIKSAD SAYS