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Manholes explode in Portland

Two manholes have exploded in Portland. (Portland Fire Department)

PORTLAND (WGME) – Two manholes have exploded in Portland.

One is at the intersection of Fore Street and Center Street and the other is at the corner of Fore Street and Cotton Street.

It happened around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday.

The roads have been reopened.

It's not clear what caused the explosions, Central Maine Power was on the scene and says about 300 customers wee without power.

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