NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Flames shot into the air from a manhole near City Hall in Lower Manhattan Tuesday afternoon.
The FDNY reported the underground electrical fire broke out around 4:30 p.m. at Broadway and Murray Street. Two manholes were ablaze, according to Con Edison.READ MORE: NYPD Searching For Driver In Williamsburg Hit-And-Run
Photos and video from the scene showed flames and showers of sparks shooting out of the manhole along the sidewalk adjacent to City Hall Park — steps from the entrance to the City Hall R and W train stop. Loud electrical pops were heard as the blasts fired off.
R and W trains were bypassing the City Hall station in both directions late Tuesday afternoon, the NYPD said.READ MORE: Apollo Theater Hosts 30th National Double Dutch League Holiday Classic
Subway passengers were advised to use the Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall stop on the No. 6 train and switch to the R or W at Canal Street.
CHECK: MTA Subway UpdatesMORE NEWS: AP: Chris Cuomo Accused Of Sexual Harassment Days Before CNN Firing
There were no reports of power outages.