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Blue Skies At Night (VIDEO): NJ Sees Glow Cast By Con Ed Transformer Explosion In Queens

Peter Zanin shot video of the glow from Hoboken.
Peter Zanin shot video of the glow from Hoboken. Video Credit: COURTESY: Peter Zanin
The glow could be seen for miles. Photo Credit: PHOTO: Anna Brand (COURTESY NBC4)

The glow from a transformer explosion Thursday night in Queens could be seen from New Jersey.

"Arcing" at the Con Ed substation at a 31st Street in Astoria cast a blue glow over a massive cloud of smoke that could be seen for miles (see video by Peter Zanin, above).

It also closed down La Guardia Airport, delayed the MTA's No. 7 train and sent power surges through parts of the borough.

"There was a brief electrical fire at our substation in Astoria, which involved some electrical transformers and caused a transmission dip in the area," Consolidated Edison tweeted at 10:37 p.m. "We're currently investigating the cause of the incident."

There were no injuries, authorities said.

"Crazy blue green sky over Carlstadt Meadowlands," one Daily Voice reader wrote. "Greenish light flickering thru clouds."

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