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  • EXPLOSION IN CHELSEA - 26 injured

    Has anybody seen this? Apparently it happened around 8:30 tonight on W. 23rd Street near 6th Ave.

  • #2
    this came in at 10::30 this morning
    Chelsea Explosion: Street Closures and Subway Impacts

    Due to the explosion at 23rd Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in Manhattan, if you live, work or have an appointment in the area near the explosion, please expect significant train service delays/cancellations, street closures, and traffic delays.

    If you see something suspicious, report it to 911. Appointments, critical services and deliveries in the area may be affected. Allow extra time and possibly reschedule or find alternate locations for appointments in the area.

    The street closures and subway impacts as of September 18, 2016 at 9 AM are:
    • West 23rd Street is closed in both directions between 5th and 7th Avenues.
    • Northbound traffic on 6th Avenue at 14th Street, southbound traffic on 7th Avenue at 34th Street, and all cross-town traffic (eastbound and westbound) from West 14th Street to West 32nd Street between 5th Avenue and 8th Avenue are closed.
    Mass Transit:
    • E,F,1, and 2 trains are bypassing 23rd Street and 28th Street in both directions
    • M5, M7 Northbound, M23, and X1 Manhattan-bound buses are detoured around the area
    There are no impacts to Penn Station, Amtrak, LIRR or NJT service.

    Please check and for the most up to date information on street closures and mass transit impacts.

    NYC Emergency Management Communications Network, 165 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Jonathan View Post
      Saturday night I went out to see what all the commotion was about. There were helicopters flying over heard. Hundreds of people walking about. Of course, I couldn't get near enough to see anything. I heard the explosion was on 7th Avenue and 23rd. I've got lots of acquaintances working in businesses on that corner. Got as close as Whole Body. People milling around there wanted to know what had happened. One man said he felt the blast. But, hardly anyone said they'd heard it. Meanwhile, a woman found a pressure cooker pot on the ground
      . She called police because she'd heard of the "If you see something, say something." motto. So, she called 911. 911 told her to get as far away as possible.