VIDEO: Manhole cover '˜explodes' in Peterborough city centre
An area of Long Causeway in Peterborough city centre has been cordoned off following reports that a manhole cover '˜exploded' this afternoon.
Emergency services are at the scene, and an area outside the Marie Curie charity shop and Entertainment Exchange has been taped off following the incident.
A number of shops and restaurants have been left without power and engineers from UK Power Networks are at the scene.
A spokesman for UK Power Networks said: “UK Power Networks engineers quickly attended the Long Causeway area of Peterborough at 1.40pm today, after an incident was reported to us at 1.31pm by the fire brigade.”