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ConEd manhole explosion -- 9/14/15

posted Aug 16, 2015, 2:48 PM by David Stuart   [ updated Oct 1, 2015, 9:13 AM ]
On the morning of Friday Aug 14 a ConEd manhole exploded on our block, just outside of Schmackary's. The manhole cover, weighing upwards of 200 lbs., shot 150 ft into the air, landing across 9th Avenue near Southern Hospitality. Amazingly enough, no one was killed or injured. ConEd crews worked through the rest of the day and night to repair the damage, and Beer Bar (halfway down the block) reported a strong burnt smell in their basement throughout the day. One of our friends at Broadway Dance Center noticed the smoking manhole, took out their phone and was able to capture the explosion on this dramatic video:

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