Manhole explosions cause power outage on East Side

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Manhole explosions lead to power outage
Derick Waller has an update on the underground blasts that cut power to a large East Side apartment building.

EAST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- A pair of underground explosions sent smoke and steam shooting through manholes and led to a power outage and temporary street closures on Manhattan's East Side.

It happened before 2 a.m. Wednesday at 38th Street near Second Avenue.

Residents shared video of smoke billowing up through the street.

No injuries were reported.

The blast knocked out power to some homes and businesses in the area.

Derick Waller has the details from the East Side of Manhattan.

Police shut down Second Avenue in the area for nearly three hours as repair work got underway.

The road was back open by 5 a.m.

Access to the Midtown Tunnel was not affected.


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