An explosion just occurred in downtown Toronto at Yonge and King

May 1 2017, 9:44 pm

UPDATE – 6:08 pm: The explosion is being investigated as a hydro issue, according to police.


No injuries have been reported after an explosion was heard at King and Yonge just after 5 pm on Monday.

Police say that lots of smoke was seen coming from the sewer gate, and that there were reports of a loud explosive sound came from underground.

Multiple police and fire department vehicles are at the scene. Police are asking people to avoid the area for the time being.

Twitter users have shared videos of the incident online, showing the smoke emerging in the area.

TTC streetcars have been diverted and King Station is also being bypassed by subways.

More to come as the story develops.

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