A fire at a power plant in Queens briefly turned the New York City night sky blue, sparking fears of an alien invasion.
Explosion at the ConEd plant in Astoria. TL-117 confirming a fire at the facility pic.twitter.com/7g3vCmCQJx
— NYCFireWire (@NYCFireWire) December 28, 2018
Hearing reports of ConEd explosion in Queens that lit up NYC skies a few minutes ago. Will provide more information here as it becomes available. pic.twitter.com/h3pyXDlsqk
— NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson (@NYCSpeakerCoJo) December 28, 2018
— NYPD 43rd Precinct (@NYPD43Pct) 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