Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham clutches the Blackout Report; Photo from AP

The Department of Energy released its interim report on the causes of the August 14, 2003 blackout and it turns out that it all started in Ohio. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham said, "One major conclusion of the Interim Report is that this blackout was largely preventable. However, the report also tells us that once the problem grew to a certain magnitude, nothing could have been done to prevent it from cascading out of control."

Read the report here. Some Blackout images on Gothamist.