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Neon blue sky in NY allegedly caused by transformer explosion

28 December, 2018, 13:45 | Author: Shawna Walton
  • In this image taken from video the night sky is illuminated in a bright blue color after an explosion in the Queens borough of New York Thursday Dec. 27 2018

Another user asked: "Why is the sky lit up bright blue in Queens New York City right now?"

'The fire is under control, will update as more info becomes available.

PHOTO: The NYPD is investigating a transformer explosion that caused the sky to turn blue above New York City Thursday night. He also said there had been no injuries reported at the time of the blast.

Governor Andrew Cuomo said full power has been restored to the airport, and that there are no significant outages to report.

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

Nearby LaGuardia Airport grounded all flights for about 30 minutes in order to do an airport inspection, according to the FAA.

Con Edison confirmed on Twitter it was working with the FDNY to respond to the fire, promising more information up ahead.

"*Not* aliens. Blown transformer at Queens Con-Ed facility", Eric Phillips, the mayor's press secretary, tweeted, "Scattered power outages, including LGA".

The incident cause several streets to lose power and it also caused a blackout at LaGuardia Airport. We are aware of this situation. Although power failures were reported in some parts of Queens, the utility said late Thursday that "all power lines serving the area are in service and the system is stable".

He said that travelers could expect delays through early Friday.

A video by The Weather Channel shows a 2012 explosion at the same power plant produced the same result.

It was the second major incident involving Con Edison in the last six months.


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