Manhole cover blows off in street after underground explosion
The blast on Auchmill Road in Aberdeen is believed to have been called by an electrical fault.
A manhole explosion has partially closed an Aberdeen road causing delays for morning commuters.
The blast on Auchmill Road in Bucksburn is believed to have been caused by an electrical fault.
Engineers were called out following the incident at 6am on Friday and motorists have been warned to expect delays.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “There was an explosion in a manhole on Auchmill Road at around 6am.
“There was an electrical problem, but engineers are being called out do deal with it.
“We have closed off one lane so there will probably be a build up of traffic. Nobody was injured.”
The power supply was isolated to more than a dozen homes in the area following the blast.
A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "We were called to respond to reports of an incident involving a manhole in Aberdeen earlier this morning.
"Control received a call at around 6am with reports of smouldering cables within a manhole at the junction of Cairnfield Place and Auchmill Road, Aberdeen.
"One fire appliance from North Anderson Drive was sent to the scene and Police Scotland were also in attendance to control traffic in the area.
"Firefighters contacted Scottish and Southern Energy and requested the isolation of the power supply.
"No firefighting equipment was necessary and the area was made safe. The fire service left the scene at 7.25am."
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