explosion http://ripr.org en Underground Explosion In Providence Lifts Eight Manhole Covers http://ripr.org/post/underground-explosion-providence-lifts-eight-manhole-covers <p>Dozens of people were evacuated from buildings on the outskirts of downtown Providence following an underground explosion yesterday.</p><p></p><p>National grid confirmed that the explosion was caused by pressure built up inside an underground utility vault.</p><p>Sarah Longley from was working in the Women and Infants building on Chestnut Street only feet away from the explosion.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 14:03:26 +0000 John Bender 25049 at http://ripr.org Underground Explosion In Providence Lifts Eight Manhole Covers Two Injured From Explosion In Providence’s Jewelry District http://ripr.org/post/two-injured-explosion-providence-s-jewelry-district <p>Two people are injured after an underground blast caused manhole covers to fly. Providence fire fighters were responding to a call around 11:00am Monday of a strange odor at 300 Richmond in Providence’s Jewelry District when National Grid said a mix of fire and gases caused eight manhole covers to fly into the air. &nbsp;</p><p>National Grid said there were readings of high levels of carbon monoxide at the location. Providence Police Commissioner Steven Pare said two pedestrians were slightly injured.</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 18:50:27 +0000 RIPR Newsroom 25003 at http://ripr.org Two Injured From Explosion In Providence’s Jewelry District Explosive Start of Classes at Johnson & Wales http://ripr.org/post/explosive-start-classes-johnson-wales <p>The first day of classes started with a bang for many students at Johnson &amp; Wales University when a utility cable exploded underneath two dormitories. The blast occurred at roughly 5:00 in the morning. Johnson &amp; Wales officials said they had to evacuate nearly 1,000 students, most of them freshmen.</p><p>National Grid is investigating the cause of the explosion, which appeared to center on a cable located in an underground vault just next to the university's Providence dorms. No one was injured in the incident.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 12:03:27 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 21469 at http://ripr.org