The blackout at 770 Eastern Parkway which began on Thursday night may extend into Shabbos Yud Shevat, one of the busiest days on the Chabad calendar.
By Anash.org reporter
The blackout at 770 Eastern Parkway which began on Thursday night may extend into Shabbos Yud Shevat, one of the busiest days on the Chabad calendar, Anash.org has learned.
Con Edison crews were called to 770 on Thursday after smoke was seen rising from one of the manholes near the Shul. Crews were seen working late into Thursday night and new crews are expected to arrive in the morning.
While workers originally claimed the work would be completed by the evening, as the hours wore on, the likelihood of the electricity returning before Shabbos seemed more remote.
One of Con Edison workers shared that the electrical lines to 770 are completely burnt and they are beyond repair. New wires will have to be drawn to the building to replace the old ones and restore electricity in time for Shabbos.
The affected areas include the entire building of 770 Eastern Parkway and the rear area of the large shul. The main areas of the large shul at 784-788 are currently unaffected.