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Massive Brooklyn apartment complex loses power on coldest morning of the year



Brooklyn apartments lose power for 2nd time on freezing morning


Brooklyn apartments lose power for 2nd time on freezing morning


NEW YORK — On the coldest morning of the year so far, residents of Brooklyn’s Spring Creek Towers have been dealing with power outages. 

After a brief outage overnight, the massive housing complex lost electricity for a second time just before 9 a.m. Saturday. 

Firefighters first responded to Van Siclen Avenue in East New York just before 3 a.m. after hearing the complex was without heat.

With temperatures outside feeling well-below zero, there was urgency to restore power as soon as possible.


Starrett City engineers finished making repairs about an hour later. But neighbors said it happened again at around 8:40 a.m.

They’re hoping for a permanent fix this time. 

“Even though with the heat and stuff, they’re pretty good with it. Right now, yes, we OK so far. But there’s a lot of elderly people living in the building,” one woman said. 

New York City has been under a Code Blue warning due to extremely cold temperatures

The MTA said extreme temperature changes may cause service delays this weekend, so riders should check for updates to avoid waiting outside in the cold. 

Dress in layers and limit time spent outside. 

Click here to check MTA service alerts.


Source: CBS

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