The day the lights went out: The blackout of 2003

Associated Press
The day the lights went out: The blackout of 2003

FILE - In a Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003 file photo, a couple enjoys a candlelight dinner at a downtown Toronto restaurant during a major power failure. Ten years after a blackout cascading from Ohio affected 50 million people, utilities and analysts say changes made in the aftermath make a similar outage unlikely today, though shifts in where and how power is generated raise new reliability concerns for the U.S. electric grid system. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson, File)

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