The New York Daily News reports:
Large swaths of Times Square were cleared out after a manhole explosion rocked Midtown Manhattan Sunday, police said. The blast erupted in a manhole on W. 43rd St. near Seventh Ave. just after 6:45 p.m., FDNY and Con Edison officials said.
After the explosion — caused by a cable failure — a second and third manhole began smoking, a Con Edison spokesperson said. Video posted to Twitter shows the moment the manhole mayhem began, sending panic through the streets and people bolting from the Crossroads of the World.
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Swaths of Times Square ran after a manhole explosion. Then a second and third manhole began smoking, Con Edison said.
“It was like a big black cloud … There was a lot of gravel all over the place. We all just ran,” a vendor said.https://t.co/rlK2SofMkk
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) April 11, 2022
Manhole explosion causes mass panic in New York’s Times Square; no reports of injuries pic.twitter.com/nxwSrpAfBy
— BNO News (@BNONews) April 10, 2022
Officials say manhole explosion in Times Square the source of ‘loud boom’ that sent people running in panic
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) April 11, 2022
— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) April 11, 2022