New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called for a new “probe” Monday after more than 30,000 customers in Brooklyn lost power during the region’s ongoing heat wave.
“Mayor Bill de Blasio called for an investigation Monday of power outages that came at the end of this weekend’s oppressive heat, saying he no longer trusts utility Con Edison after it decided to turn off power to thousands of customers,” reports the Associated Press.
“Around 30,000 customers in Brooklyn were taken off power Sunday, so the utility could make repairs and prevent a bigger outage,” adds the AP.
“This should not have happened,” he told reporters, “and we need to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
“Con Ed is very haughty about this,” the mayor said. “They don’t give real answers, and they don’t feel they have to.”
“We are completely focused on getting customers back in service, and we regret the distress they are under,” said a spokesperson with Con Ed.
Read the full report at the Associated Press.