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February 6, 2011 3:15 pm

New Yorkers Dodge Exploding Manholes

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Reuters – Record snowfall is turning the city’s mean streets even meaner, with 65 manholes exploding or catching fire since New Years, a utility spokesman said on Friday.

With snow piled six feet high for the past month, huge ice chunks raining down on congested intersections and street corners turned into frigid wading pools, flying manhole covers are yet another symptom of winter’s wrath.

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