New York — Some New Yorkers won’t have their power restored until at least Sunday night after Tropical Storm Isaias battered the US East Coast, snapping trees, downing utility poles and leaving millions of homes and businesses in the dark.

“Damage has been extraordinary,” said Matthew Sniffen, Consolidated Edison (ConED) vice-president of emergency preparedness. About 176,000 of the utility’s New York customers remained out of service at 5.15pm on Wednesday, and some may be down until Monday...

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