2 Hurt, Main Street Closed After Explosions in Norwalk | NBC Connecticut

2 Hurt, Main Street Closed After Explosions in Norwalk



    Keith Muro, owner of the bakery.
    A manhole explosion shattered the windows of this bakery in Norwalk.

    Police are investigating underground explosions at Main and Wall streets in Norwalk that injured two people, shattered the windows of a bakery and prompted street closures until further notice.

    Police officers, firefighters and the Norwalk Hospital Emergency Service unit responded to reports of fire and explosions just after 8:30 a.m. and found smoke and fire from three manholes on Main Street.

    Two people suffered minor injuries, according to police. 

    The explosion dislodged manholes and a business and a vehicle were damaged. The front windows of the New York Bakery were shattered.

    Main Street will remain closed to traffic between Cross and Wall streets, including Main and Hoyt, according to police. Police ask drivers to avoid the area until further notice.

    Police believe the was caused by an electrical issue and said there is no evidence that the problem is gas.

    Connecticut Light & Power and Yankee Gas both responded, as have police officers and firefighters. They are working on determining the cause.

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