Chain reaction of manhole explosions rock an area of University Heights
An entire area of University Avenue was shut down Tuesday after a series of manhole explosions rocked the neighborhood.
The explosions started when gas built up under one manhole and set off a chain reaction that shook buildings for blocks. Fire department crews were called to the scene as well as police and Con Edison workers.
Police were forced to redirect traffic and some business owners decided to close up shop for the day.
The fire chief says despite the explosions no one lost power.