At 4 pm yesterday, Norwalk lost power. After calling a few clients to let them know we were closing for the day, I headed out to SoNo (South Norwalk) to meet my roommates for a few drinks. We settled down at Amber Jacks to wait for power to be restored. It never did. Darkness came, the bar closed, and we headed home.
Eventually, around 10:30 pm, power came back online. Too bad, for we were all hoping for a day off on Friday.
I’m heading into NYC for the weekend, if I can. Rail travel has been suspended, so I might not be able to take the train in. But I’ll be meeting up with some current Peace Corps volunteers who happen to be in the US for a few weeks. Haven’t seen them in a year, so it will be nice to catch up with them.
Here’s a quick summary of the power failure:
“In addition to New York, outages were reported in Cleveland, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; Erie, Pennsylvania; Toronto and Ottawa, Canada; Niagara Falls, New York; Niagara Falls, Ontario; and other cities in Connecticut and New Jersey.
The power was cut in just three minutes, as 21 power plants stopped operating, according to Genscape, a company that monitors the output of power plants. The plants, including 10 nuclear plants, shut down between 4:10 p.m. and 4:13 p.m., Genscape said. “