Greenwich Police Report Two Underground Electrical Explosions

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Emergency crews are at the scene of an underground explosion at Fawcett Place at Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich on Tuesday afternoon.
Emergency crews are at the scene of an underground explosion at Fawcett Place at Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich on Tuesday afternoon. Photo Credit: Greenwich Police Department via Twitter

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Two small underground explosions rocked downtown late Tuesday afternoon, the Greenwich Police Department reported via Twitter. 

Preliminary reports placed the explosions within the large underground transformer vaults, police said. 

The blasts were reported at the intersection of Greenwich Avenue at Fawcett Place and at the intersection of East Putnam Avenue at Sherwood Place, police said.

There were no injuries reported and no apparent property damage, according to reports on the Greenwich Police Department Twitter @GreenwichCTPD.

Connecticut Light & Power reported 427 customers without power in Greenwich at 6:25 p.m., Tuesday. Power outages had also been reported earlier in the day near Exit 2 of I-95 for Delavan Avenue where a tractor-trailer took out a power pole. 

By 8;25 p.m. Tuesday, the number of power outages was down to 54 customers, according to CL&P, about the number reported in the earlier accident at Exit 2. 

Here are Tweets from the Greenwich Police Department from late Tuesday afternoon:

  • Preliminary reports are that the explosions were within the large underground transformer vaults but not confirmed. CL&P en route
  • Roadways surrounding each incident is closed avoid the central area
  • There was a second underground explosion Sherwood Place at East Putnam Ave no one hurt
  • There was an underground explosion Fawcett Place at Greenwich Avenue no one hurt  Emergency crews on scene
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