Friday, January 7, 2011

before it blew

This is smoke, not steam rising from a manhole cover on Wooster, near Canal (Chinatown). It was belching, burping, and rising forth. I called 311, three firetrucks came. Stand back! It's Con Ed's wires shorting out, said the fire guys. Soon, they went into a basement and the smoke stopped. Whew!

21 comments:

DAG said...

Lucky for you that it did not blow. I saw one blow once in Boston. Scared a few years out of me.

Luis Gomez said...

Good thing you saw it before!

boromax said...

whew! Responsible citizenship! AND you caught it on camera. The ballast stones are great... wonder how long they've been there and what ship(s) they traveled with?

Jean Spitzer said...

Happy ending. I'm glad.

Regina K said...

Good catch. Nice photo!

Farmchick said...

Good thing you were being aware.

Lori Skoog said...

Smart move Ken Mac.

• Eliane • said...

Good call!

altadenahiker said...

Gosh.

Kitty said...

holy cow, Ken!
Good thing you were there and noticed!!

Birdman said...

Nice foreground image.

Banjo52 said...

Glad you called!

CadillaC said...

Fantastic blog.
I added to watch :)
I was searching blogs about New York but you're photos are magical !
Old,pretty New York :)
Greetings from Poland.

lynnekovan.com said...

What ever it did or didn't do, that is a great shot!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Wow! At first sight I thought it was steam. So good you called 311!

mheidelberger said...

Had three of them blow on New Years night on my street in Brooklyn. The fire department came, then ConEd... My power was interrupted several times of a few day period after the event.

Laurie Chaney said...

Greetings from SF...where my turn of the century apartment building is on speed dial with SFPD...

-K- said...

You saved the city and you got the photo! Well done!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Contrast or Old and New in the cityscape, that's wonderful..
and the burping smoke from beneath in China Town smells something fishy going on...

Best wishes
WOng

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
A little drama, eh Ken Mac?!

Ken said...

Yikes! What a story! and image!