2018-09-14: Dozens of houses caught fire after a gas explosion in the cities of Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover, around 40 kilometres north of Boston, on late Thursday afternoon (13 September, local time). Tens of thousands of residents were evacuated. Multiple people were injured. Power was cut in the affected area. The fires had been extinguished on Thursday evening (13 September, local time).
Travellers are advised to exercise caution, to inform themselves via local media and authorities about the current situation on site, and to follow instructions from authorities.
AFP, dpa, The Boston Globe