BREAKING: BLUE LIGHT OVER NEW YORK CITY — Explosion at ConEd Power Plant in Queens (VIDEO)
There was an explosion tonight at the ConEd power plant in Queens, New York.
The initial reports were that a transformer blew at the plant.
The skies over New York City flashed blue tonight.
Explosion at the ConEd plant in Astoria. TL-117 confirming a fire at the facility pic.twitter.com/7g3vCmCQJx
— NYCFireWire (@NYCFireWire) December 28, 2018
Explosion at ConEd Plant in Queens pic.twitter.com/lRZbCD7H1Z
— Majd_2004 (@Majd_2004) December 28, 2018
ConEd flashing bright blue lights from plant. It's 915 here. pic.twitter.com/OTIk1Oq6lw
— Daniel Howley (@DanielHowley) December 28, 2018
New York Police are investigating.
Investigating a transformer explosion at Astoria East & North Queens Con Ed power plant. Please avoid 20th Ave & 31 st.
— NYPD 114th Precinct (@NYPD114Pct) December 28, 2018
La Guardia Airport was shut down.
Explosion of ConEd Power Plant caused the closure of La Guardia Airport (LGA) in New York #unitedstates #aviationsecurity #electricity #workplacedisaster https://t.co/BZmVvkQM6W pic.twitter.com/QEOaHeHbtJ
— Horizon Intelligence (@_hozint) December 28, 2018
Here is video….. WOW!
Wow!!!! See more footage of the explosion. pic.twitter.com/BX5xsiQlQi
— NYC Scanner (@NYScanner) December 28, 2018
— Ryan Mitchell (@LargeMitch) December 28, 2018
— Lupita Romero (@lupitadenise) December 28, 2018
The coned plant in Astoria. Smells of electrical fire outside. pic.twitter.com/Roks7FsOhK
— Jonathan Keller (@keller_jd) December 28, 2018
UPDATE— Local police say the fire is under control. There is no further reporting at this time.