A major outage in the New York area has shut down all radio stations, including stations affiliated with the Sinclair Broadcast Group, the parent company of Sinclair Broadcast Network.
As of 7:15 p.m.
ET Tuesday, the National Weather Service had issued a severe weather warning for parts of New York and parts of the Catskill Mountains and upstate New York.
The NWS said the severe weather warnings were issued in parts of Orange, Farmingdale, Geneseo, Hempstead, Lakewood, Mount Laurel, and New Dorp Counties.
The New York Department of Transportation reported a severe power outage affecting approximately 20,000 customers in the Albany, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island areas.
The power outage occurred after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a high-voltage storm warning for the New Jersey coast.
The power outage was due to the breakdown of a transmission line that was damaged in the power outage.
The storm warning is for storm surge from Hurricane Sandy, according to the agency.NOAA said in a statement that the power outages affected approximately 15,000 people in New Jersey and affected more than 7,000 homes in the Bronx and Brooklyn counties.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has been on a trip to New York, said in his tweet that “the NYCTS has issued a serious weather alert for the NYC metro area.
The NYCT is working closely with the New Yorkers and all other affected areas.”
The city said the outage was caused by a short circuit in a power line that connects to an industrial power plant.
The plant is owned by the Southern Company.
The Southern Company, a power company owned by Southern Company of America, said on Twitter that it was working with city officials to restore power and that the plant was expected to reopen by the end of the day.
The outage was the second major power outage in less than a week for New York residents.
On Friday, the NWS issued a second severe weather alert in parts on Long Island and the Queens-Suffolk metropolitan area, where a fire started in a garbage truck parked on a road near the Long Island City landfill.
The fire, which started on Monday, has been contained.
The NWS on Monday said there were no reports of major injuries from the fire.
The agency said the fire caused about $1 million in damage.
The city of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana have issued severe weather advisories for parts in the Baton Rouge and New Orleans metro areas, as well as the New Orleans area.