FDNY: NO INJURIES, NO FIRE, NO EVIDENCE OF EXTRATERRESTRIAL ACTIVITY
The New York Police Department and FDNY authorities along with Con Edison official are investigating a transformer explosion at a Con Edison power plant in Queens, the departments and utility reported.
Con Edison reported that electrical arcing with multiple fires at the plant occurred because a “couple of transformers tripped offline” at the intersection of 20th Avenue and 32nd Street in Astoria, Queens,
The explosions lit up the sky in shades of blue and turquoise visible from Manhattan and New Jersey. Loud humming was heard, and tremors shook buildings and rattled windows.
The incident caused a local buzz on the street as well as on social media.
There was a brief electrical fire at our substation in Astoria this evening, which involved some electrical transformers and caused a transmission dip in the area. Power lines serving the area are in service and system is stable.
— Con Edison
Looks like a transformer at the Con Ed plant blew. Fire seems to be out now. Is everyone ok? pic.twitter.com/lydIkhYMy5
— Lorraine Klimowich (@MsKlimowich) December 28, 2018
— Abdullah Saleh (@AlwaysAbdullah) December 28, 2018
What is happening in queens?!!!! It’s humming and changing psychedelic colors… tons of sirens?!! pic.twitter.com/xkskHdzOxo
— Juju Chang (@JujuChangABC) December 28, 2018
What we know:
– Light was caused by electrical surge at a substation.
– No current fire, no injuries.
– MTA has power, but there are delays on the 7 train.
– Power coming back on at LGA, but expect delays.
– Con Ed evaluating outages now.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) December 28, 2018
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Those blue lights seen throughout the city appear to be from a transformer explosion at a Con Ed plant in Astoria, according to the NYPD. Mayor Bill de Blasio says the NYPD and FDNY are on scene. pic.twitter.com/f1iMyAYmSm
— Spectrum News NY1 (@NY1) December 28, 2018
— Isaac R. (@icenycbx) December 28, 2018
Heavy @NYPD and @FDNY presence in #astoria #nyc after report of transformer explosion at @ConEdison facility. Alternative facts: possible #ufo alien invasion – to be confirmed. pic.twitter.com/WNv8hmbaiz
— DeliverAlpha (@DeliverAlpha) December 28, 2018
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) December 28, 2018