New Yorkers baffled as night sky turns blue

28 December, 2018, 15:30 | Author: Mary Valdez
  • A transformer explosion at a power plant in Queens temporarily lit the sky bright blue on Dec. 27 2018 in New York

All Federal Aviation Authority facilities were on generator power, FAA spokesman Greg Martin said.

Minutes later, the New York Police Department Chief Terence Monahan said the incident was under control, and said no injuries were reported.

Authorities in NY on Thursday said they were looking into a "transformer incident" following reports of an explosion.

A spokesman for the New York Fire Department said it was investigating reports of a transformer fire at a Con Edison substation.

Residents of New York City were left with more questions than answers when a bright blue light beamed from the sky Thursday evening.

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

The fire caused scattered power outages across the city stalling some trains and triggering a brief blackout in LaGuardia Airport.

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The explosion turned the sky a bright blue, which understandably prompted people to worry something more sinister was going on, taking to social media to share their photos and videos of the phenomenon.

Planes were temporarily grounded, while inbound flights were impacted from the outage. Please continue to avoid the area due to keep traffic clear.

An electrical fault at the 138,000-volt Astoria east substation caused a flash, emitting a halo of light from the facility at 20th Avenue and 32nd Street.

Some have posted fantastic videos of the incident on social media.

It's not the first time New York City the ominous glow has caught New York City residents by surprise.

"The blue light you saw in the sky was just the Rapture", one tweet said.

Another one added: "Something exploded in NY making the sky look lovely".

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