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NY utility: Manhattan power back on Saturday

By: JENNIFER PELTZ |

Most Manhattan residents without power will have it back Saturday. But many outages in New York City’s other boroughs and northern suburbs could last another week — and some as much as two weeks.

Consolidated Edison gave those timeframes Thursday. Some 575,000 buildings, homes and businesses in the city and Westchester County remained without electricity after Superstorm Sandy.

The Manhattan outages involve flooded underground lines and a transformer fire at a substation during the storm.

Con Ed says those problems are more centralized and faster to fix than the 100,000 wind-downed power lines around the city and Westchester County.

The utility has restored power to 335,000 customers so far.