Electrical spark pops manhole lids Visitors and residents need not fear flying manhole covers in downtown Des Moines, current and former city utility workers said Wednesday, hours after an underground cable malfunction sparked explosions near Fourth Street and Court Avenue.
June 13, 2013 - The Des Moines Register
Manhole fire causes more power outages in Back Bay Sunday night About 30 more NStar customers across six or seven buildings near the intersection of Beacon Street and Massachusetts Avenue lost power Sunday when flames burst from a manhole at about 8:45 p.m., officials said. Bill Zamparelli, a spokesman for NStar, said the fire was not related to the major outage that hit the Back Bay Sunday morning, even though the fire started in the same network of ...
June 10, 2013 - Boston Globe
Manhole fire near NY school forces early dismissal Manhole fire near NY school forces early dismissal A spokesman for the New Rochelle school district says Friday morning's fire sent smoke into the high school and prompted an evacuation of the 3,000 students. The spokesman says all after-school activities were canceled — except for the senior prom, which was to be held Friday night in New York City.
June 7, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle
James Courtney in Brisbane Times Street circuits are always a challenge and Townsville is no different,Courtney said. "The car slides around on the bumps and you have to deal with manhole covers, white lines and different cambers."
William Walker in Philadelphia Inquirer Any small movement at the bottom sways a lot at the top,Walker said. "Obviously they didn't see the manhole cover. The vault is pretty sturdy but can't handle that kind of weight."