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While we power up and restore our servers after Thursday's Northeast power outages, this page will be your link to blackout coverage on the Internet.

11 a.m. Eastern

The latest thumbnails ...
-- Power coming on all over New York City.
-- Water shortages in Cleveland
-- Detroit, Lansing, Ann Arbor struggling to get power -- Sounds like the feds figure the power outage started in Ohio, not Canada, not Upstate New York, not New York City. Get the developing story from CNN.com

10:51 a.m. Eastern
Fridge update: You've got six hours before food will spoil. More from the Akron Beacon-Journal

10:42 a.m. Eastern

Kudos to FedEx. We've already had a delivery this morning. As for the U.S. Mail, eh ...

WASHINGTON (AP) - People in areas affected by the Northeast and Midwest power blackout should expect delays in mail delivery and some deliveries may be missed.

Postal Service spokesman Mark Saunders said Friday the agency is experiencing particular problems moving the mail in the New York and Detroit metropolitan areas and mail may be slowed elsewhere also.

The Postal Service activated its command center Thursday night, he said, with staffers organizing alternate forms of transportation to move mail to and from the affected regions. The Washington-based center was continuing in operation Friday.

But delays are likely until power is restored, Saunders said.

10:40 a.m. Eastern
Down in South Beach, life goes blithely on, no blackouts in sight ...

10:38 a.m. Eastern
This Just In: The blackout did not effect the production of M&M candies!, according to a report on WNYC radio.

10:36 a.m. Eastern
Oxymoron of the Day: North American Electric Reliability Council ...

10 a.m. Eastern Looks like the feds have an idea where the power outage began, according to the Associated Press ... [snip}investigators said they believe the power disruptions began in northern Ohio. "That's where the information is starting to point," Ellen Vancko, a spokeswoman for the North American Electric Reliability Council, said in an interview. "It looks like that's where the collapse started."

9:24 a.m. Eastern
Jersey blogger Gigglechick's tale of blackout peril ...

9:10 a.m. Eastern
Niagara Mohawk, the Upstate New York electric company where the power outage may have began, says it is restoring power.

9 a.m. Eastern The first glimpse of power flickered on in New York's Times Square. The Irony: NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has urged New Yorkers to conserve power lest we trigger another blackout, yet Times Square's signature neon signs shine unimpeded, advertising electronics and sucking volts.