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Manhole Blasts: Did You Hear Them?

One resident said her lights flickered and she heard three huge explosions.

An electrical box behind 5 Front St. that blew off in the explosions. Credit: Owen Boss
An electrical box behind 5 Front St. that blew off in the explosions. Credit: Owen Boss
It's the talk of the city — manholes blew open on Tuesday afternoon along Central Street downtown.

You can find out the latest news on the incident at this thread. Meanwhile, did you hear or see the blasts? 

One resident reported on the Salem Patch Facebook page that, "My power has been out for about half an hour now- lights flickered, heard 3 huge explosions right outside, then the power went out. Hope it gets turned on soon, it's getting a bit cold in here!"
Leo January 07, 2014 at 05:32 PM
my building shook and lost power. still no power or heat now. national grid said it should be back on tonight.
Chris Helms (Editor) January 07, 2014 at 05:37 PM
Bad night for no heat, Leo! Hope it's back soon.
Bittercup January 08, 2014 at 10:43 AM
I work at a local shop on Essex st. Windows bowed and everything shook. Nothing broken though!

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