Manhole Explodes in Brookline, Snarling Traffic on Route 9

NBC10 Boston

Multiple manholes exploded Wednesday evening in Brookline, Massachusetts, police said.

The incident happened at the intersection of Boylston Street and Cypress Street. Police saaid there were three or four explosions from manholes on Route 9.

Smoke was still coming from one or two of the manholes around 7:30 p.m., police said.

"Avoid the area," police said in a tweet, which noted that Eversource was on the scene.

Route 9 was initially closed in both directions between Cypress Street and Warren Street. By around 8:30 p.m., the eastbound side had reopened.

No one was injured, according to authorities, who said a building sustained window damage.

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