The rain—and winds—is here and so are manhole explosions. WABC 7 reports that "after Con Ed received reports of two manholes smoking" on the Upper West Side, the "covers went flying and flames shot" up around 4:30 a.m.
The explosions, which were caused by transformer fires, occurred on West 94th Street, and three vehicles were damaged, including one that caught fire (it may have been parked over a manhole). Melting snow—or heavy rainfall—can cause the fires when it mixes with salt used to melt snow and ice. Last month, a huge fireball was seen in Chelsea when a manhole exploded.