ROOSEVELT ISLAND, N.Y. — The FDNY is currently investigating a series of small explosions that have caused power outages on Roosevelt Island. The explosions were reported just before 6 a.m. and were also heard in the Upper East Side and Astoria, Queens. Residents in the area reported being startled awake by a loud noise and feeling their buildings shaking.
At their core, the explosions have affected power in buildings at 2 and 4 River Road, south of the Roosevelt Island Bridge and Tram, suggesting that the cause could have been electrical. While there have been no reported injuries, the FDNY and NYPD are on the scene, with first responders also checking the stability of the affected buildings.
The NYPD is currently assisting with directing traffic in the area as the investigation into the explosions continues. As a result, there may be transit delays, and school buses are also moving slowly through the affected area.
It is essential for residents and commuters in the area to be aware of the ongoing investigation that is being conducted by the FDNY to determine the cause of the explosions and power outages on Roosevelt Island. More information will be provided as it becomes available.
In summary, the FDNY is investigating a series of small explosions that have caused power outages on Roosevelt Island. The NYPD is assisting with traffic control, and transit delays are possible as the investigation continues. No injuries have been reported, and first responders are checking the structural integrity of buildings in the area.