By Staff

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.

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“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.

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There were multiple reports of explosions on Broadway Street in Taunton (WBZ-TV)

A worker who was inside the manhole at the time of the fire was able to escape without being hurt.

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No other injuries were reported. Staff