Ten years ago, on Aug. 14, 2003, a series of cascading power failures led to a blackout that spread all the way from the Northeast to Ohio. Some 50 million people were affected; the power outages lasted up to 31 hours. New York City was especially hard hit as the skyline went dark, and its 8 million residents coped without traffic lights or subways.
We went through our audio archives to produce this remembrance.
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With help from WNYC's Archives Department.
This story originally aired on NPR's Weekend All Things Considered on Sunday, August 11, 2013.