NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Second Avenue reopened Friday after a stretch of the roadway was closed due to multiple manhole fires.
Police shut down the area between 42nd St. and 34th St. at about 8:30 a.m. as they investigated the fires.
Traffic quickly backed up beyond the 59th St. Bridge following the eight-block closure.
There was no access to the Midtown tunnel from Second Ave. as a result.
Motorists were advised the area.
It was not clear what lead to the fires.
TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Traffic on 2nd Ave. between 34th St. and 42nd St. in Manhattan will be closed to all vehicular traffic due to @FDNY activity and multiple manhole fires in the area. Expect delays and consider alternate routes. Update to follow. pic.twitter.com/Ya5hFbaiZR— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) September 6, 2019