TAUNTON (CBS) — Two manhole explosions shut down a road in Taunton midday on Tuesday. Broadway Street between Bay Street and Washington Street was closed but one lane has since reopened.
Crews responded to the area around 11:20 a.m. after a Taunton Police officer working a road detail reported an explosion.READ MORE: 'A Step In The Right Direction': Juneteenth A Symbol Of Hope For Many In Boston
“The cause of the explosion was due to an electrical line that was hit by a road crew working in the area. The damaged electrical line resulted in a fire in the nearest Taunton Municipal Light Plant manhole, and the pressure released from the fire blew one manhole cover off,” police explained.READ MORE: Video Shows Bear Entering Truck In Thornton, NH
A worker who was inside the manhole at the time of the fire was able to escape without being hurt.MORE NEWS: Parent, 2 Children Rescued From Salisbury Beach Rip Current
No other injuries were reported.