Power outage at Grand Central Terminal

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Power Outage Delays Trains at Grand Central Terminal

MANHATTAN (WPIX) -- Electricity was out Monday morning in a portion of Grand Central Terminal and the outage is being blamed on water hitting a transformer, officials and witnesses said.

A spokesman for Metro-North said a call came in about 9:30 a.m. about the outage, which is affecting the lower levels. There were sporadic outages on the upper levels earlier in the morning.

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#HappeningNow no power at @GrandCentralNYC. Train traffic being affected. Several entrances locked. @PIX11News #NYPD https://t.co/22qoNnX0YY
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As of 11 a.m., power had been restored to the main lobby. The Lexington Avenue and Vanderbilt corridors were still dark, however, and no one was allowed to go downstairs.

Only the main entrance is open. All other doors are locked or blocked off by police, witnesses said.

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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 23: Commuters pass through Grand Central Terminal on January 23, 2016 in New York City. The Metro-North train lines ceased operation at 4 p.m. for the day. The Northeast and parts of the South are experiencing heavy snow and ice from a slow moving winter storm. Numerous deaths from traffic accidents have been reported as the storm moves up the coast. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)
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Witnesses said the ticket machines appear to be down. Police and state troopers are on the scene.

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