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    Brooklyn Outage Leaves Thousands Without Power Supply

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    Most of the outages have taken place in Dyker Heights and Borough Park, neighbourhoods in the southwest corner of the borough of Brooklyn in New York City.

    Thousands of Brooklyn residents were left without power Sunday, the New York Post reported, citing the Con Edison company.

    NYC Scanner posted a tweet referring to Con Edison's report that over 3,600 customers of the company were affected by the power cuts which covered homes and businesses between 11th and 13th avenues.

    New York City's Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the outages took place between Windsor Terrace and Dyker Heights.

    Power was restored shortly after 5 p.m., the New York Post said, citing Con Edison officials.

    The news agency added that, according to Con Edison, the company put the blame on a weather-related power line failure.

    Previously, the company tweeted that they remain prepared to cope with possible power cuts and called on customers to report outages.

    ​In November, some 48,000 residents in California were left without power as California's Pacific Gas and Electric Company shut off the electricity supply to prevent the risk of fire.

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