29 December, 2018
The New York Police Department said a transformer exploded at the utility company's facility in Astoria shortly after 9 p.m., CBS New York reports.
Another user asked: "Why is the sky lit up bright blue in Queens New York City right now?"
Queens pet owners flew into a panic as a blast of blue light lit up the New York City skyline - with some scooping up their furry friends and getting out of Dodge.
Officials said that the freaky spectacle was the result of a transformer explosion at a power plant run by the energy supplier Con Edison, ... Service was impacted until around 10:25 p.m. between Woodside - 74th St. and Main Street. While it is unclear what caused the fire in the first place, bright colors from transformer fires, explosions, or arcing power lines are not uncommon. It also prompted a brief ground stop at LaGuardia Airport.
Indonesia tsunami Rain hinders search for survivors
Yellow, orange and black body bags were laid out, the Associated Press reported, as weeping relatives identified the dead. Anak Krakatau was erupting again on Sunday, spewing ash and smoke.
Former business associate of Michael Flynn pleads not guilty
According to the indictment , Kian , who served as a director of the US Export-Import Bank during the George W. Mr Alptekin, 41, maintained that he was Mr Flynn's client, not Turkey, a spokeswoman Molly Toomey said.
Ex-NASA Engineer's Fart-Laced 'Glitter Bomb' Stuns Package Thieves
Mark Rober took matters into his own hands when police wouldn't do anything about the packages stolen right off his doorstep. Several different thieves had a massive amount of glitter and fart spray dumped all over them and their surroundings.
In January 2014, a transformer under Sixth Avenue in midtown blew up after being shorted out by salt and melting snow, causing some impressive (orange) flames and leading to the evacuation of a nearby building.
If you happen to live in New York City, the NYPD is advising that everyone stay away from the area around 20th Ave and 31 St.
Some began looking for a scientific explanation as to why a power plant failure would produce blue light specifically. Planes were landing at the airport but departing flights were temporarily held.
The cause of the incident was being investigated.
Another Twitter user noted that people had been warned to change their ways: "What's happening in the sky in NY?"