Wednesday, July 18, 2007

When It All Falls Apart

Check out the citizen journalists snapping away with their cellphones! We're becoming "reporter nation" - or - something!


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You may have heard people bitch about the crumbling infrastructure. They ain't kiddin' --- and it looks like I may encounter a few detours as I make my way around the city tomorrow...

DISRUPTIONS DUE TO STEAM PIPE EXPLOSION
Subways | Buses | Metro-North
CBS 2 HD/WCBSTV.Com Traffic Center


Earlier this evening we were laughing about a poor fellow whose car was swallowed up by a sinkhole in downtown Albany when an old water main burst. Those old mains go from time to time, but no one was prepared for what happened down in the city:

A CRATER ON 41st STREET

One person is dead and more than a dozen others are injured after a steam pipe exploded on the East Side of Manhattan during the evening rush hour. Police ruled out terrorism, and as of 9:08, it has been declared under control.
  • Images: Midtown Blast
  • Video: Bloomberg News Conference
  • Slideshow: Underground Blast Rocks N.Y.C.

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  • The explosion, which drew a five-alarm response from fire officials, occurred at 41st Street and Lexington Avenue, blocks away from Grand Central Station and the Chrysler building.

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