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ELEVATORS GROUNDED AS Y2K PRECAUTION

If you want to usher in 2000 with a romantic kiss on the roof, you might have to walk there. Some New York City building managers plan to shut down elevators just before midnight on Dec. 31.

The residential building managers fear a Y2K glitch in the power grid could trigger wide-scale blackouts, stranding people in elevators. At about 11:50 on New Year's Eve, the elevators will be taken to the ground floors and left there for 20 or 30 minutes with their doors open.

Con Edison officials and elevator operators have assured there will be no interruptions in their services.

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