A dangerous mix of melted snow and salt, now a ubiquitous presence on city streets, is eating through upper Manhattan’s subterranean web of electrical cables.
Con Edison warned residents who live in a pocket stretching from W. 131th St. to W. 153rd St., between Riverside Dr. and Broadway, to stop using “non-essential” appliances until further notice.
Officials urged residents to refrain from using dishwashers, washing machines, dryers and non-essential lights.
About 7,000 residents are impacted by the request, which Con Ed stressed is voluntary but has no end-date in sight. (Daily New, 2/6/2014)