Transformer Explosion on East Broadway

Posted on: January 12th, 2011 at 6:27 pm by

Shortly after 5 pm, a pair manhole covers exploded on East Broadway near the Emigrant Savings Bank.  Several loud explosions were heard, and many residents from the perimeter buildings flooded the streets to see what was happening. Firefighters on scene informed us that corrosion from the street salting likely caused an underground transformer to explode.

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[Photo Credit: C. Merry]

No one was reportedly injured in the explosions.

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What the hell is gone on?  It seems the city infrastructure is really taking a beating this winter – numerous fires, manhole explosions, smoking sewers, etc.

Lo-Down has additional coverage.

Written by Andrew Cohen

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