Manhole Explosion Near Fountain at Washington Square Park Today

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Manhole explosion fountain plaza washington square parkToday, a manhole cover exploded at Washington Square Park just west of the Fountain. It occurred around 3:30 p.m.
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manhole explosion washington square park fountain plaza

Twitter user Cassie, first to post about it, when asked if she got a photo said, “Sorry no everyone left running when it happened.” Understandable.

Apparently, amazingly, no one was injured.

The area was roped off as shown above. Interesting chair on the manhole.

No details yet as to why it happened.

Story developing. More to come.

Top photo via Twitter: Dave Carlin
Bottom photo via Twitter: Abe Mortillaro