[Photo from Feb. 16]
We talked with several people about the noise/bang/pop/explosion at the Con Ed power plant and subsequent flicker in the power on Saturday night... it didn't go unnoticed (as is usually the case) ...
The Villager talked with Con Ed spokesperson Sidney Alvarez to see what happened at the plant on East 14th Street and Avenue C.
“Basically, in a nutshell, we had some equipment malfunction within our facility. In a nutshell, a breaker popped — and the cause was freezing rain.”
The Fire Department responded but there was no fire, and there were no injuries, Alvarez reported.
The spokesperson didn’t disagree that East Villagers had likely heard a thunderous bang.
“I’m sure they would have heard something,” he said.
As for a white flash in the sky, he said, there was no information regarding that in an internal report he was reading from, but he didn’t deny that it could have happened.
“But there was no fire, no spark,” he noted.
Previously on EV Grieve:
East Village residents ask: WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT NOISE LAST NIGHT?
Con Ed making strides so that the East 13th Street substation doesn't explode again