Underground Electrical Explosions Rock Central Greenwich

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Lower Greenwich Ave at intersection with Fawcett and Grigg Street on Tuesday afternoon. Photo Greenwich Police Public Information Officer Twitter.

Central Greenwich shook from two underground explosions Tuesday afternoon. According to the Greenwich Police Public Information Officer’s Tweet around 5:30pm, “There was an underground explosion Fawcett Place at Greenwich Avenue no one hurt Emergency crews on scene.”

A subsequent Tweet reported a second underground explosion at the intersection of Sherwood Place at East Putnam Ave. According to police no one as hurt.

Traffic along Rte 1 backed up in both directions as roadways surrounding each incident were closed. The final Tweet Tuesday afternoon reported that  the explosions were within a large underground transformer.