There are reports of the sounds of an explosion in or near Times Square in Manhattan:

Twitchy will monitor the situation and post updates as more information is available.

Updates:

https://twitter.com/RobertHenriksen/status/430185109200076800

There still isn’t any definitive news about the cause of the explosion, but what is known is that more than one manhole cover was blown off by some sort of explosion:

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  • thetreyman

    lets hope it’s a transformer explosion or something like that and that no one was injured.

  • Nied’s Dead Horse

    Pray.

  • jim

    Lets hope it’s just someone being stupid and nothing more.

  • Brian Roastbeef

    Gas main explosion… (?) ConEd on top of it, I guess.
    https://twitter.com/brentley74/status/430182567929606145

  • Republicanvet

    This is why I like Twitchy. No headlines anywhere, but immediate news reports of something going on.

    Hope for the best.

  • Green Eggs And Ted

    Hope no one was hurt.

  • JeffWRidge

    If it is a gas main explosion wouldn’t that mean some people will be without heat for the night? It’s too bloody cold for that. Stay safe and warm, New Yorkers.

  • viking628

    Relieved it appears to be a gas line and not something sinister. I hope there are no injuries, or worse. Please be safe.

    • descolada9

      While a costly mess that thankfully did not take any lives, NYC has been known for gas line explosions in the past. Hope the people who lose gas, tho, have space heaters.

  • Red Horse

    Fox News the target after O’Reilly interview?

  • Juan Pablo

    How long until the Captain Janks prank calls?

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      That kinda thing was funny, back in the pre-NSA days.
      Nowadays, “BaBa Booey” sounds like an Islamic terrorist mantra: “Allahu Akbar Bismilla BaBa Booey!”
      At least Janks told them that’s what it was, when he was being waterboarded by the CIA.
      And poor Gary dell’Abate wound up in the pokey until they sorted everything out.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmSIOoy6MlE&app=desktop Booker

    Wow. The explosion broke the manhole. Yikes.

    • $heeple Shepherd

      ummmmmmmmmmmm I think the correct term in New York is……. “Person Hole”

      • righteousreverenddynamite

        The opposite type of hole would be obscene….(but you know Howard Stern would devote a 3 show monologue to it!)

  • Guest

    I think the correct term in New York is……. “Person Hole”

    • Green Eggs And Ted

      Wouldn’t want to offend the PC crowd

    • c_reasoner

      On a percentage-basis, women are unlikely to engage in the dirty, manly jobs that require going down through that hole. Thus, it can safely be called a man hole!

      • $heeple Shepherd

        Interesting how the Utility workers in SanFran prefer the original term.

    • MaskMarvl

      The “man” in man hole refers to “mankind” not gender.

  • Required name is required

    It was Peyton Manning’s head.

  • MockingBirdKillerV3

    No fucl{ing way…..

    • bunnyswanson

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69tlEA1ma2Y#t=65 Prediction made yesterday – place was accurate. Hell’s kitchen.

      • Maryland_Malcontent

        Well I guess we know who the first suspect is…

        • Perry

          Yep.

      • Red Menace

        This isn’t Star Wars, no need for the cheesy music trying to add suspense.

  • The OGS

    This guy Killak38 predicted it yesterday on his YouTube channel!
    He claims to have ‘decoded’ a cryptic Illuminati video…
    His warning was of an explosion involving “44 1/2 between 9th and 11th” and he was all in a panic. “We have to warn people!” And they were laughing at him.
    Geez that’s spooky when stuff then really happens…

  • Maryland_Malcontent

    Is this the first disruption in Manhattan since he took office for which De Blasio isn’t (might not be?) responsible?

  • http://www.fija.org/ Max Abramson

    I hope that everyone is all right.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    BlahBlah can confirm this for us, but I believe there’s a new subway being built right under the site of the explosion. I wonder if there’s possibly a question of human error going on here.

  • TYPE O NEGATIVE

    Too many people who bet on the Broncos, with upset stomachs, all flushing at once?

  • Semprasectum

    Yeah, it was a “gas” explosiong. . . how gullible are you people?

  • ClinkinKY

    “Caused by a video”—WH tweet.

  • mrspatrickcampbell

    Our husband has dumped us and we are very distraught!

  • Defend Liberty Philly Dude

    Private property is a channel through which we can direct our aggressions and energies toward positive contributions to friends and fellows.