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Smoking manhole causes traffic on Manhattan streets

Posted at 8:21 AM, Mar 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-26 08:34:50-04

CHELSEA, Manhattan — A smoking manhole in Manhattan caused traffic and delays in surrounding streets Tuesday morning.

Authorities responded to reports of a manhole smoking just before 7:30 a.m. along West 25th Street and Seventh Avenue in Chelsea.

Seventh Avenue was temporarily closed between 24th and 26th Street. The streets have since been reopened to traffic.

Motorists are advised to expect heavy traffic in the area.

No injuries were reported.