Saturday, February 20, 2021

Another smoking manhole on 12th Street

There were reports of another smoking manhole on 12th Street... the first reports came in before midnight here between First Avenue and Second Avenue (looks to be outside the Sirovich Center at No. 331) ... 

Per the resident who shared the top photo: "Went on for hours, was super loud." 

Citing Gothamist again about these winter-time incidents:
The phenomenon typically happens after a major winter storm, as de-icing salt seeps into the ground, corroding subterranean wires and unleashing gas, which in some cases sparks fires and blows the several-hundred-pound manholes straight into the sky.

2 comments:

Eden Bee said...

Sinkholes>Manholes.

Unknown said...

This photo is one Sia-wigged Lady Gaga away from the edge of glory!