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Airborne Manhole Cover Hits SUV, Kills Driver

Authorities have no idea what made the 200-pound cover to fly into the air

(Newser) - A dislodged manhole cover weighing more than 200 pounds went airborne and crashed through an SUV's windshield on a major highway, killing a woman as she drove during the Friday morning commute in Boston, the AP reports. Gov. Charlie Baker calls the incident "bizarre" and says highway crews... More »

Manholes Spout Fire in Downtown Omaha

Electrical fire causes underground explosions

(Newser) - Talk about pyrotechnics: Several manhole covers in downtown Omaha popped their lids and spouted fire last night after an electrical blaze caused underground explosions, Gawker reports. What's more, a local resident somehow snapped a photo of the moment. Omaha public workers were still trying to restore power downtown this... More »

Thieves' Latest Target: Manhole Covers

More than 30 have gone missing in New York

(Newser) - A crime spree is tearing up the streets of New York—literally. More than 30 manhole covers have been stolen in Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx in recent weeks, the New York Times reports, which is pretty startling, given that usually only two or three go missing all year. It... More »

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