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Manhole Blasts Causes Road Closures in Cranford

By kcora on

A manhole explosion reported earlier today had police in Cranford close several roads while repairs were made.

According to Cranford police, officers responded to the area of Springfield and North Union avenues for a report of a manhole explosion at around 2:30 p.m.

Upon arrival, police, firefighters, and PSE&G determined that the cause of the explosion was due to an underground network fire.

PSE&G officials said they believe the fire started when melted snow and road salt made contact with their underground wiring.

According to police, Route 28 remains closed from Springfield Avenue to N. Union Avenue.

A detour has been established by NJDOT officials until the roadway reopens.

There were no injuries as a result of the incident.