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Photo: Facebook/Vincent Dionisi
Photo: Facebook/Vincent Dionisi

A Facebook video captures two manhole explosions that occurred in Middle Village on Tuesday morning.

The video, taken by Vincent Dionisi and posted to the Juniper Park Civic Association‘s Facebook page, shows firefighters on the scene as smoke and flames emerge from the sewer and an open manhole located in front of a crosswalk on the corner of Eliot Avenue and 76th Place.

An FDNY representative said that they received a call of the incident at about 11:13 a.m. on May 2. FDNY says there were no reported injuries.

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Allen Drury of Con Edison states the explosion occurred at the north side of Eliot Avenue and west of 76th Place. According to Drury, there have been no reports from customers of a loss of service and the cause of the explosion has not been determined. Drury states that a crew is at the scene making repairs today.

 

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