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More power restored in lower Manhattan

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Power for 1,800 customers in lower Manhattan has been restored Wednesday morning, nearly eight days after the terror attacks that brought down the World Trade Center towers, a spokesman for utility Con Edison said.

About 870 customers still don't have power for various reasons. Some of the buildings without electricity are in the no-access zone near the rubble of the World Trade Center. Some others are in other parts of lower Manhattan.

More than 12,000 customers in lower Manhattan that lost their electricity now have their power back.

"We have restored power to the four networks that were affected last; the last one was done at 3:51 a.m. this morning. While the majority of customers still have power, we still must go building to building and turn on switches to begin restoring power to everyone." said Joe Petta, the Con Edison spokesman.

Con Edison has asked customers in the area to minimize the use of electricity while work continues in lower Manhattan.

• Con Edison

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