Power issues uptown
A few pics from one reader, and a recount of how another local resident witnessed the sparks fly and the manhole cover fly off the ground.
“I saw the explosion on 14th street. A manhole ignited and sparks flew out and the top went flying up and came right back down over the hole. Looked like really big fireworks going off for about 15-20 seconds, although thats definitely not what is was. The explosion came from underground for certain. Then the back of the Sovereign building went dark and went on again in a few seconds.”
About 10 minutes in the past, there was reported to be some underground explosions near some manholes in the vicinity of 14th St. and Sinatra Drive / Hudson Street.
Power in a nearby building (not sure if Sovereign or Constitution) “flickered”, then the power to the whole building went out. PSE&G is on the way (they said within the hour), and police have begun shutting down nearby streets.