Exploding Manhole Covers: The First Sign of Summer

The increasing humidity, the oppresive heat, the daily 5pm thunderstorms, the exploding manhole covers, these are the signs of summer in Washington. Three manholes blew their lids by the World Bank when a transformer beneath 18th St. NW blew this morning, likely a result of a short-circuit in the conduit.

The World Bank is closing for the day as power to their HVAC system has been severed.

If you lived here a few years ago, you experienced this with the series of manhole fires along the M St. corridor in Georgetown, complete with power outages, bar closures, and all manner of havoc wrought, traffic-wise. Just another sign of the impending summer in DC.

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