Manhole Explosion Sparks Times Square Panic [VIDEO]

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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