Explosion lights up sky over Queens, New York

Explosion lights up sky over Queens, New York

Another posted a meme of an alien dancing over the skyline and someone else, a UFO.

Drew Gemini tweeted: "Aliens have landed in Astoria?".

"Is this an alien invasion?" asked one, while another posted: "WTF is this?" Use promo code ANAL PROBE #bluelight'. "The roar stopped and it was dead quiet for a moment and then you could hear the emergency vehicles start to come in".

However, the NYPD is still urging residents to steer clear of the area, which also includes Astoria, Long Island City, Jackson Heights and Forest Hills.

Flights at La Guardia airport were grounded, traffic around the city was affected, and there were neighbourhoods without any power. The airport has since regained power.

While state authorities said they are investigating the incident and concluded that no one was injured, the transformer explosion briefly sparked panic and-according to environmentalists-offered yet another glowing reminder of the dire need to transition away from dirty energy.

Blue lights over the Queens borough of NY, reportedly caused by a fire at an electrical substation, December 27, 2018.

Many New Yorkers were surprised to look up on Thursday night and see the night sky illuminated an eerie, azure blue. Follow @fdny, @NYPD114pct and @conedison'.


Eric Phillips, a spokesman for Mayor de Blasio, said there were also reports of steam pressure disruption. "As soon as we have more information, we will share it".

"I'm tight cause I KNOW someone just got superpowers from that blue light". Con Ed confirmed that the airport was running on generator power.

'Update: Power has been restored but activity still at a stand still, ' he added.

"Arriving flights are able to land, but some departures are being held up".

"We're now investigating the cause of the incident".

Residents rushed out to the streets as lights flickered around the city. "Please Avoid the Area", NYPD tweeted.

A man named Nick Riccardo shared a video of the actual explosion as it took place outside his window. The utility said in a statement early Friday that an electrical fault on the 138,000 volt equipment caused a sustained electrical arc flash but the "affected equipment was isolated to a single section within the substation". "But the videos online of the blue lights in the sky are still flying all over the internet", McGee said.

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