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Another Power Outage Hits Staten Island, Thousands Of Con Ed Customers Affected For Second Straight Day

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Another power outage struck Staten Island residents Wednesday for the second day in a row.

Con Edison reported that about 3,800 customers were without power. Most of the affected residents were in the New Dorp section of the borough.

The power company initially told CBS2 it expected to have the lights restored at some point around 7 p.m. however, Con Ed later tweeted that it had no exact time for the repairs to be completed.

The latest blackout centered around Hylan Boulevard, Ebbitts Street, and Mill Road. Officials for the power company said the outage was caused by "equipment failure."

City Council Minority Leader Steven Matteo and Council Speaker Corey Johnson updated residents on Con Edison's work on a regular basis. Most customer expected to see their power restored by midnight. As of 9:30 p.m. power had been restored to all except around 200 customers. Matteo later added the remaining power problems may have been caused by Wednesday's powerful storms across the Tri-state area.

Less than 24 hours earlier, more than2,000 Con Ed customers lost power for hours on Tuesday. The blackout lasted overnight and was eventually restored early Wednesday morning.

Matteo said a smoking circuit breaker caused the outage. Workers appeared to focus their efforts on a nearby substation along South Railroad Avenue.

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