Electrical service now restored
NEWTON, Mass. — Power has been restored to more than 200 people who lost electricity Friday afternoon when a manhole exploded on a busy street in Newton.
The explosion occurred in front of the Farm Grill & Rotisserie on Needham Street in Newton before 5 p.m.
“It shook like a time bomb went off,” an employee with Farm Grill said. “We thought something blew up.”
No one was hurt, but photos showed large chunks of rock and other debris on the road.
The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear.