BOSTON (WHDH) - A smoking manhole prompted an emergency response while snarling roadway traffic and Green Line service near the intersection of Huntington Avenue and Parker Hill Avenue in Boston Wednesday.

The area had reopened to traffic as of around 5 p.m., though congestion was lingering. 

The T announced regular Green Line service had resumed around 7:30 p.m.

SKY7 cameras captured the emergency response earlier Wednesday, showing firefighters pouring water into the exposed manhole. 

Firetrucks were parked diagonally across area Green Line tracks as vehicle traffic was diverted around the area. 

The MBTA said a manhole with MBTA utilities inside had a smoldering cable causing smoke, drawing the Boston Fire Department to the area.

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