Underground explosions have been reported near 300 Richmond St. in Providence and around the area of South Street and Richmond Street.  A witness reports that a loud explosion as loud as thunder was heard around 11:40am and smoke was seen coming out of a manhole cover.  Police tell a WHJJ staffer that there were multiple explosions.  Police and fire crews are on the scene. 

NBC 10 reports that crews were already on the scene responding to reports of a gas smell when the explosions occured. No reports of injuries.  Several buildings in the area have been evacuated.