Blue light from power plant explosion causes confusion in New York City

Blue light from power plant explosion causes confusion in New York City

Blue light from power plant explosion causes confusion in New York City

Another posted a meme of an alien dancing over the skyline and someone else, a UFO. "It took them about five minutes, maybe".

"Whether it was aliens, a mad scientist, a kid getting super powers, or an iPhoneX exploding I am ready for the government to cover it up". Use promo code ANAL PROBE #bluelight'. After the power came back on, he got a text message.

Someone else added: 'Sort of depressing to know that the apocalypse will begin with people on Twitter posting, 'What the f*** was that'.

The utility company says the arc flash was triggered by an electrical fault at its Astoria East substation, at 20th Avenue & 32nd Street in Astoria Queens.

"There are no injuries reported, and no fire", the statement said.
Con Ed is evaulating possible power outages.

A massive transformer explosion in New York City lit up the night sky Thursday with an impressive blue light show. NY police said the fire was under control as of 9:40 p.m. and no injuries were reported. Follow @fdny, @NYPD114pct and @conedison'.

The freakish sight set social media a frenzy, as authorities tried to work out what was going on at 9.30pm on Thursday night.

Con Edison also confirmed the incident explaining, "There was a brief electrical fire at our substation in Astoria which involved some electrical transformers and caused a transmission dip in the area". There are no other significant reported power outages at this time.

NY mayor Bill de Blasio's spokesman Eric Phillips said there are scattered power outages in the city, including at LaGuardia Airport.

"All power has been restored to normal". 'Passengers are able to de-plane via stairs.

"Arriving flights are able to land, but some departures are being held up". And the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said in a tweet that No. 7 train had been disrupted by the power failures. "It's 9pm and the sky is NEON BLUE", one user wrote alongside a photo of the sky.

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