Transformer Explodes in Hoboken, Cutting Power for Thousands

A transformer outage resulted in thousands of people being left without power in Hoboken, New Jersey, on February 15.

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

Videos shared by Suzanne Preston shows the moment the transformer exploded on a city corner in Hoboken. Credit: Suzanne Preston via Storyful