Thursday, October 6, 2011

Flying Manhole Covers

It wasn’t quite like the exciting scenes from the movie “Volcano” where rivers of bubbling lava gushed through the sewer system and sent manhole covers airborne, but we did have one flip its’ lid recently.

Police and Fire personnel responded to 103rd and Grant on the morning of October 4, to investigate a report that an explosion had blown off a manhole cover. Smoke was observed by Fire personnel when they arrived.

It appeared that electricity may have been the culprit, so the street was closed for a short time while KCP&L responded and investigated. It was determined that some type of power arcing took place that caused the event.

The electric company was confidant this would not happen again.

*Non-related photo