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Transformer Explosion on East Broadway

Last modified January 12, 2011 at 6:38 pm

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. […]