Northeast blackout of 2003
|Date||August 14–16, 2003|
|Duration||2 hours–4 days, depending on location|
|Location||Northeastern United States, Central Canada|
|Cause||Software bug in the alarm system in the control room of FirstEnergy|
List of Northeast Blackout CitiesEdit
The Northeast blackout of 2003 was a big power outage that happened in many parts of the northeastern and midwestern United States, and the Canadian area of Ontario on Thursday, August 14, 2003, starting soon after 4:10 p.m. EDT.
Most places got power back by midnight (in about 7 hours since it was lost), some as early as 6 p.m. on August 14 (in 2 hours since it was lost), while the New York City Subway started serving customers again by 8 p.m. Full power came back to New York City and Toronto on August 16. It was the world's second biggest blackout in history, second to the 1999 Southern Brazil blackout.
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