In the aftermath of the brutal blizzard that hammered the East Coast, certain parts of New York are now dealing with hundreds of exploding manholes. Andrew Siff, NBC New York, reports on the epidemic caused by snow runoff mixing with the salt.
Energy-company Con Edison warned of the power outages as well as the injuries that can occur as a result of these exploding manholes. Thousands had already lose power due to these explosions:
It's not an unusual sight in New York City after snowstorms like this. But in the last few days after the weekend blizzard, the manhole explosions have been especially common. They've also caused power outages: over 1,500 were reported in Brooklyn Wednesday, and Queens was next with about 300.