Hundreds without power in Greenwich after underground explosions, no injuries reported

No injuries have been reported yet but emergency crews are on scene after two underground explosions in the Central Greenwich business district.

Police say drivers should avoid the area of Greenwich Avenue as crews respond. The first explosion was reported at Greenwich Avenue’s intersection with Fawcett Place and the second at Sherwood Place’s intersection with East Putnam Avenue. No one was hurt in either incident but hundreds are without power.

The preliminary indication from police is that the explosions came within the large underground transformer vaults that have ironically kept those areas with power during the major storms that have rocked Greenwich in recent years, including Hurricane Sandy. As of 5:30 p.m., CL&P reported 427 customers were without service. Repair crews have been dispatched to the area.

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