Afternoon Bulletin: Snow Now Sparking Manhole Fires and More

New York City is suffering dangerous side effects as a result of the latest cold snap, with manholes and subway tracks catching fire this morning.

Smoke comes out of manhole in NYC (Dan Phiffer/Flickr)
A manhole fire caused by melted snow was reported earlier this morning (Dan Phiffer/Flickr Creative Commons).

New York City is suffering dangerous side effects as a result of the latest cold snap. The Daily News reported a manhole fire at 4:15 this morning on Sixth Street, caused by melted snow and salt corroding the electrical wires. The flames were extinguished quickly with no injuries reported. Snow apparently sparks fire, as the fire comes just one day after a similar incident occurred five blocks away. Gothamist reported a track fire at the N station on 59th and 7th avenue, where smoke quickly filled the station. The MTA just can’t seem to catch a break, adding the NQR to its list of suspended services.

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Afternoon Bulletin: Snow Now Sparking Manhole Fires and More