Lights out in Connecticut as massive power outage hits eastern U.S.
More than 220,000 customers are in the dark and Metro-North trains aren't running after a massive power outage hit the eastern U.S. and parts of Canada Thursday afternoon. Officials say 40 trains have stopped between stations and passengers have been unloaded. ISO New England officials say New York City and Southwest Connecticut will likely be the last areas to have power restored. Crews are working, but they say it could be Friday before those areas have power. Utility officials deny a Canadian report that a lightning strike at the Niagara Power Project caused the blackout. Much of New York lost power, and there are reports of power outages in Detroit, Ohio, Toronto and throughout Ontario. There's a major power outage in New York City, affecting areas from Manhattan to Long Island and to the north.