Rolling Blackouts End

NEW YORK CITY - In what is one of the worst public works disasters since the recuperation from the bomb in 2006, Manhattan has finally recovered from the rolling blackouts that have plagued the city since late January following the destruction of the Consolidated Edison Power Plant.

Workers from the Army Corps of Engineers and emergency repair workers from as far south as Virginia have been toiling around the clock since the catastrophic January 28th event to restore regular power to the major metropolitan areas of New York City. Finally, after weeks of digging and laying cables, New York City is alight once more.

In light of the end of the rolling blackouts, food prices are expected to normalize again as shopping markets will be able to consistently refrigerate their produce. New York Mayor Harry Bianco was quoted as saying, "This achievement in the face of adversity just goes to show that the old staples of hard work, diligence and determination are still worth something in this brave new world of ours."

Members from the Army Corps of Engineers will remain in New York City handling final maintenance issues from the re-routing of power away from the Consolidated Edison backup plant, but are expected to all be moved out of the city by the end of the month. In light of the Army Corps withdrawing, it is expected that the curfews and presence of the National Guard on the streets of the city may lessen over the coming month.

Clearly one old proverb has found its place here, "It's always darkest before the dawn."

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