01/31/2013 09:24 am ET

Overnight Storm Knocks Out Power To 5,000 Customers, Con Ed Says

NEW YORK CITY — The savage rains and heavy wind that blasted the city early Thursday left 5,000 customers without power, according to Consolidated Edison.

The storm, which battered the city in the predawn hours, sent trees careening into power lines causing mass outages in parts of Queens and Staten Island, a utility spokesman said.

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