New York City Skyline Turns Blue What Happened? The Internet Goes Crazy

Arturo Kim
December 28, 2018

The FDNY has received multiple calls of people with no power in the Astoria and Long Island City area, WPIX reported. "There are no injuries reported, and no fire", the fire department said. Television host Keith Olbermann referred to the episode as the "Blue Light Special".

"I'm sorry what???? The sky just turned blue????"

Users posted video and photos of a bright light flashing and changing colors in the sky.

A bright blue light lit up the NY skyline after a transformer exploded at an energy facility.

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

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NY fire officials said they were investigating the "transformer incident" after receiving numerous reports of "explosions" in Long Island City and Astoria. The New York Police Department reiterated as much in a tweet, saying the blue light was the result of a "transformer explosion" and adding that "the fire is under control". The ground stop lasted about 45 minutes.

Another one added: "Something exploded in NY making the sky look attractive".

LaGuardia Airport suffered power outages and all outgoing flights were temporarily suspended, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson said.

Con Edison said on Twitter an electrical fire at a substation in the Astoria section of Queens caused a transmission dip in the area.

Travellers at LaGuardia Airport, which is located in Queens, were treated to potential delays as well as a light show.

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