Transformer Explosion Shuts Down LaGuardia Airport

New York's Skyline Suddenly Lit Up With A Blue Glow

- Residents of northwest Queens reported hearing loud bangs and seeing a very bright blue light flashing on the city's skyline Thursday night.

One writer on Twitter reiterated that aliens were not attacking the city: "Dear Twitter, the aliens have not arrived in NY".

As the official word about the transformer explosion that caused the bright blue lights started to circulate out, it didn't stop Twitter from having some fun about what the "real" cause was.

The incident is under control and no injuries have been reported, the FDNY said. InsideEdition.com's Lisa Voyticki reports.

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

Con Edison blamed the massive flash on a "brief electrical fire" at one of its substation in Astoria, just 5 miles northeast of the Empire State Building.

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He said that travelers could expect delays through early Friday. Electricity at the airport had been mostly restored as of around 10:30 p.m. ET, Port Authority representative Scott Ladd told INSIDER in an email Thursday night.

Planes were temporarily grounded, while inbound flights were impacted from the outage.

NEW YORK: An alien invasion? The fire was under control as of 9:40 p.m.

"Confirming incident in Astoria was result of transformer explosion", the New York Police Department said in a tweet shortly after the sky went bright blue. Those likely were caused by the electrical arc going to the ground, McGee said.

'The transformer explosion in Astoria was. right outside my window, ' he said. The video included below shows the light flickering in the sky for a number of minutes.

"*Not* aliens. Blown transformer at Queens Con-Ed facility", Eric Phillips, the mayor's press secretary, tweeted, "Scattered power outages, including LGA".

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