The manhole explosion on Noble Street on Monday.

A manhole cover exploded on Monday around 1 p.m. in front of the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint. A spokesman for FDNY said that a “smoking manhole cover” was reported around 1 p.m. today and that the investigation is complete as FDNY remains on scene.

A woman who was walking on Noble Street around 1 p.m. started to record a smoking manhole cover which seconds later exploded. No injuries were reported, but the video footage of the explosion is fairly terrifying.

Noble Street between Franklin and West streets was closed to traffic as of 2 p.m. today as FDNY was still on scene. No power outages in Greenpoint were reported today.

FDNY on scene investigating the manhole explosion on Monday in Greenpoint.
The sidewalk on Noble Street next to the Brooklyn Expo Center where a manhole exploded is off-limits today.

Manhole explosions and power outages were also reported today in Clinton Hill, according to Patch.


Approximately 50,000 Con Ed customers in NYC were without power over the past weekend while the city suffered a heatwave. Brooklyn had the most power outages with approximately 33,000 customers affected, primarily in Mill Basin, Bergin Beach, and Canarsie, the NY Daily News reports.

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