Police have confirmed to News 4 that an explosion happened this morning on Bedford Ave. in Lackawanna. Unconfirmed reports say it occurred at a house. People living nearby say they felt it. “My house in Lackawanna felt like someone slammed into it,” one viewer, Gabrielle, said. Another, Christie, said, “My entire house shook and therefore the power is out, in mine and therefore the apartment downstairs.”
Even in nearby West Seneca, the consequences of the explosion were felt. “My house shook in West Seneca,” Colleen says. It’s not clear what caused this explosion, and it’s not known if anyone was injured. As of 8:26 a.m., quite 580 National Grid customers in Lackawanna were without power. That included everything of Bedford Ave. By 9 a.m., power was restored at the addresses outside Bedford Ave. Power is estimated to be restored thereby at 9:45 a.m.