Police: Gas leak caused manhole explosions in Fall River

Fall River Gas

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE)- Fall River Police have confirmed with ABC6 News that a gas leak has caused manhole cover explosions in the area of the SRTA Bus Terminal in Fall River.

ABC6 News Crews are live on the scene, witnessing a manhole cover in the blocked off area jump slightly off the ground while speaking to police.

An officer on the scene explained that at one point one of the manhole covers was blown 5-feet into the air.

Firefighters are working alongside utility workers to fix the gas issue, police are working together to ensure the area is blocked off around 4th  street for others safety.

Police confirmed no injuries were reported from the situation.

This is a breaking news story, we’ll provide continuous updates as information becomes available. 


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