Manhole Cover Explosions Overnight Near Washington Park in Albany

An underground fire, which sparked two manhole cover explosions overnight near Albany's Washington Park, is now out.

However, police, fire, and National Grid crews still on the scene cleaning things up and restoring power to a handful of customers.

Some nearby buildings were evacuated.

No injuries were reported, but the area of State and Henry Johnson is closed.

National Grid's Peter Altenburger says the recent weather is likely the cause.

There was also a fire inside of a Henry Johnson Boulevard building that has been put out.

Photo: WNYT

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