Last evening, a couple manholes exploding in Midtown near West 38th Street. Some of the manhole covers actually exploded into the air, shattering windows, causing pedestrians to run in fear and confusion. Many thought it was a terrorist-caused explosion. There were five injuries caused by the flying debris and smoke. At this point, Con Ed does not know what caused the explosions and is still investigating the incident.
Daniel Harvey posted some photos of the police gathering around the street.