Reports reaching indicate there is a gas explosion at Atomic Junction off the Haatso road.
The explosion is reported to be quite severe and unconfirmed reports say students of Presec, Legon are being evacuated.
The sky lit up at about 7:20pm, and from a distance of about 30km away, the explosion could still be visible in the cloudy skies.
Details of the gas explosion are still sketchy but what has compounded rescue operations, Peacefmonline understands, is the sudden thunderstorm that has hit certain parts of Accra, minutes after the gas explosion.
At least 5 cars are said to have been torched.
Personnel from the Fire Service and Police Service are said to be at the scene.
Commuters are advised to also keep off the road leading to Madina, Adenta, Oyarifa, Aburi or use alternative routes.