NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A cluster of manhole explosions on the Upper East Side closed several blocks for nearly three hours during the Tuesday evening rush.
Authorities say two manholes dislodged on First Avenue between 70th and 72nd Streets around 5 p.m.READ MORE: NYPD Det. Jason Rivera's Widow Criticizes Manhattan DA's Policy Changes During Eulogy
Con Edison says an underground cable fire caused the explosion which rendered a residential building at 402 E. 72nd St. without power briefly.READ MORE: Funeral Held For NYPD Det. Jason Rivera, 22-Year-Old Killed In Line Of Duty In Harlem
1st Avenue between 70th and 72nd Streets were shut down for several hours but have since reopened.
A separate fire was reported at 70th Street and 1st Avenue Tuesday evening at a manhole owned by Verizon. It isn’t clear whether or not the two incidents are related.MORE NEWS: New York City Braces For Major Winter Storm; DSNY Pretreats Roads, Has 1,800 Snow Plows Ready
No injuries have been reported at this time.