Governor Hochul vows to fix ‘unacceptable’ MTA service disruption

Gov. Kathy Hochul vowed Monday to get to the bottom of an “unprecedented system breakdown” that caused a five-hour MTA service disruption Sunday, explaining that the “unacceptable” situation was caused by a brief Con Edison power failure and a subsequent power surge.

About 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Con Ed lost a feeder “for a short period of time,” which caused a “voltage dip” in the five boroughs, as two power plants went offline, the governor said at a press conference Monday morning.

“It was a momentary outage that did go to the backup system. But when it tried to go back to normal, there was a

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