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New York Official Says Power Grid Overloaded

A New York State official said the Niagara Mohawk power grid overloaded on Thursday, causing a massive power outage, CNN reported, and New York Major Michael Bloomberg said it was likely a natural occurrence. “It may be well into the evening before power comes back on,” Bloomberg told the U.S. cable television network. He said smoke from a Consolidated Edison Inc. plant in the city was due to the plant’s automatic shutdown, not to a fire, as had been reported. He said, “I can tell you 100 percent sure that there is no evidence as of this moment whatsoever of any terrorism.” A massive power outage swept across swaths of the eastern United States and Canada on Thursday, leaving sections of New York, Detroit, Cleveland and Toronto without electricity, witnesses said. Full Story

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