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By Dan Rivoli

Turn off air conditioners, unplug unused laptops and hang clothes on a line: Con Edison urged Upper West Siders June 28 to cut down on use of “non-essential” electrical appliances during a recent heat wave.

At press time, the utility was working to fix problems on electrical cables in the area. The cutback in electricity would “take pressure off the electrical system” while crews repair equipment, Con Edison wrote in a statement.

The affected area hit 78,000 Upper West Side Con Edison customers, between West 71st and 111th streets and Central Park West and the Hudson River.

Similar precautions were issued for parts of Brooklyn as well.