Saturday, April 9, 2016

[Updated] Manhole problems on 9th and C

We've heard several varying reports this morning about FDNY and Con Ed activity on the northeast corner of Avenue C and Ninth... One reader reported hearing "an explosion" around 9 a.m.

The FDNY was quickly on the scene...


Unofficial word here is a fire in the electrical cables underground ...


[Photo by Dave on 7th]

Updated 10:28 a.m.

Bystanders say the fire is not coming from a manhole... but rather a Con Ed sidewalk grating/access hatch... Con Ed and the FDNY are still on the scene.

3 comments:

Tom Stir said...

that thing was exploding for ! Hour!

I live across the street it sounded like

the 4th of july grand finale just as loud

very scary

Anonymous said...

A more pressing problems on 9th and C are the A-holes esp. on weekends.

Anonymous said...

I walked by at about 8am and it was only lightly smoldering.