One day later, pockets of Syracuse still looking for power

One day later, pockets of Syracuse still looking for power

Things are back to normal for most places after a disruptive power outage that affected dozens of businesses around downtown Syracuse and University Hill Thursday.

"We really were able to avert disaster in having to evacuate people but obviously when its very cold and people don't have heat, things can get very dangerous very quickly," said Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner.

But some are terribly frustrated to find themselves still in the dark today.

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Madison Towers Apartments, located on Presidential Plaza in downtown Syracuse, is now running on generators after a night without heat or electricity in the building. National Grid tells us crews are working to repair a main cable to the building that was damaged during yesterday's substation malfunction.

We went to Mayor Miner and National Grid today to ask them why so many were still left in the dark after power was restored for most of the Syracuse area. Both tell us it comes down to timing and diagnosing the problem. Going forward Mayor Miner says officials will determine exactly how many units are in each apartment complex so they know immediately what kind of response is needed.

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