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Capital Region News
5:42 pm
Sun March 24, 2013

Exploding Albany manholes blamed on aging cables

Downtown Albany, NY.
Credit Flickr/Andy Arthur

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings says it's time National Grid reviewed the city's aging underground infrastructure, after the third incidence of exploding manhole covers downtown.

Fire officials and National Grid say an underground electrical fire sparked an explosion early Saturday that sent four manhole covers flying into the air in a downtown neighborhood. It was the third such incident in less than six months.

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