Toronto

King Street West open both ways at Bay Street after explosion cleanup

Hydro crews completed their cleanup at the intersection of King Street West late Tuesday night in the wake of a series of underground explosions that shut the area down Monday afternoon.

Toronto police announced hydro crews finally cleared the roadway late Tuesday night

King Street is now open between Yonge and Bay streets after the cleanup following Monday's hydro vault explosion. (Nicole Martin/CBC)

Hydro crews completed their cleanup at the intersection of King Street West late Tuesday night in the wake of a series of underground explosions that shut the area down Monday afternoon.

Toronto police tweeted at 11:28 p.m. that King was "reopened in both directions."

Police, Toronto Hydro and the Toronto Fire Services were forced to shut the busy area down Monday after a series of loud bangs were heard emanating from below the street around 5 p.m..

An underground hydro vault exploded during the height of rush hour. The explosions sent heavy smoke billowing from grates outside the Royal Bank building near King and Yonge streets.