Transformer Explosion Leaves Thousands Without Power in Hoboken, New Jersey

Thousands of people were without power in Hoboken, New Jersey, on February 15, due to a transformer outage.

Around 5,000 residents were affected by the power cuts, the city’s mayor reported. Thousands had their power restored just over an hour later according to Hoboken Police Chief Ken Ferrante.

This video posted to Twitter by Rachel Chang shows the moment a power transformer explodes on a city corner in Hoboken. Credit: Rachel Chang via Storyful