Holy Flying Manhole Covers Batman

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Heat and rain set the stage for manhole blasts

WASHINGTON -- People in most American cities seldom worry about getting whacked by flying manhole covers or dodging fire from below. But this year in Washington, nearly 50 manholes have blown their lids or exploded in flames or smoke.

Mercury News

Blasts blow off manhole covers in Baltimore

BALTIMORE Underground gas explosions Saturday blew off at least three manhole covers and forced officials to close city streets for several hours.

Evensville Courier & Press

-- spider (spider@web.com), August 17, 2001

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