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Photos of Manhattan power outage that stopped trains, Broadway shows and business

Parts of midtown and the Upper West Side were dark for about five hours on Saturday after an electric transmission station caused a widespread power outage.

About 73,000 customers, including an untold number of businesses, Broadway shows, subway lines and aboveground transportation, according to Con Edison.

The outage began about 6:47 p.m. and ended just after midnight when power was finally restored.

Scroll down to see scenes from the darkened city streets.

A large section of Manhattan's Upper West Side
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A large section of Manhattan's Upper West Side and midtown neighborhoods are seen in darkness from above during a major power outage on Saturday.

People sit outside of the Row NYC hotel
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People sit outside the Row NYC hotel during a major power outage on Saturday.

Radio City Music Hall's bright lights were nowhere
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Radio City Music Hall's bright lights were nowhere to be seen.

Streets were darkened on Saturday night.
Photo Credit: Shelby Knowles

Streets in Manhattan went dark on Saturday night.

Outages had knocked out power at four stations,
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Outages knocked out power at four subway stations, which were closed to the public on Saturday.

Emergency response crews at work during the power
Photo Credit: Shelby Knowles

Emergency response crews at work during the power outage.

Pedestrians walking towards lights of Times Square through
Photo Credit: Howard Simmons

Pedestrians walk along a dark 44th Street toward the lights of Times Square.

"To Kill a Mockingbird" marquee was also dark.
Photo Credit: Howard Simmons

The marquee for "To Kill a Mockingbird" was also dark.

Pedestrians walk in the middle of the street
Photo Credit: Howard Simmons

Pedestrians walk in the middle of the street while power in midtown was out.

Smiling police officers at moment the lights returned.
Photo Credit: Howard Simmons

Police officers smile the moment the lights are back on.

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