Manhattan Authorities are on the scene of a massive steam pipe explosion in the Flatiron District.
It happened around 6:40 a.m. Thursday on Fifth Avenue between 22nd and 21st streets.
Con Edison crews and the NYPD are also on scene. Authorities have been pushing people back from the area and have also evacuated nearby buildings as a precaution.
We've been working to isolate the steam rupture that occurred this morning on 5th Ave and 21st St in Manhattan. Crews are closing valves in the area which will result in the loss of steam service to some buildings. People are advised to stay clear of the area for safety reasons. pic.twitter.com/6S0FaWsX9A
— Con Edison (@ConEdison) July 19, 2018
— FDNY (@FDNY) July 19, 2018