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Gov. Hochul: Flipped switch caused by human error is to blame for massive NYC subway outage

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NEW YORK — At just the touch of a button, you, too, can disable a major metropolitan transportation system. Officials on Friday said that an outage last month that crippled the subways and left passengers stranded was caused by a worker who accidentally pressed a power switch. Riders of the city’s numbered and lettered trains were stuck throughout the city Aug. 29 when a power outage left them stranded on trains in underground tunnels for more than an hour. Rescue crews had to be dispatched to guide the frightened and frustrated passengers to safety. Gov. Kathy Hochul, in one of her first offi…

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