NY skyline turns BRIGHT BLUE after power plant explosion

NYC transformer explosion

"There was a boom and a bag and a flash of light", said Jim Long from Fire Department New York.

The New York Fire Department confirmed the incident was under control in a statement posted to Twitter roughly an hour after the explosion.

"Whether it was aliens, a mad scientist, a kid getting super powers, or an iPhoneX exploding I am ready for the government to cover it up".

A faulty piece of equipment charged with 138,000 volts of electricity erupted into an "electrical arc flash" that cast an eerie blue glow over the skies of New York, Con Edison officials said Friday morning.

The MTA also reported issues on the No. 7 train because of the outages.

An electrical arc occurs when an electric current flows between two points and produces plasma, which causes visible light. It's unclear if there were any injuries at this point, or how many people would lose power due to the incident.

According to the utility outage map for Con Edison, there were only 76 who were said to have lost power.

NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan told CBS New York there were no injuries as a result of the explosion.

The explosion caused a bright blue light that illuminated the NY skyline.

In this image taken from video, the night sky is illuminated in a bright, blue color after an explosion in the Queens borough of New York, Dec. 27, 2018.

"I'm tight cause I KNOW someone just got superpowers from that blue light".

"It's "*Not a href="https://twitter.com/EricFPhillips/status/1078482431693475840" *tweeted Eric Phillips, a spokesman for Mayor Bill de Blasio. "Many flights are departing, some are not", the airport wrote on its Twitter account, later adding that power was back in "all terminals" and advising passengers to check with airlines for flight status information.

Power was restored to the airport within an hour of the explosion, however some flights were rerouted from LaGuardia.

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