Manhole explosions leave some New Yorkers with no power

Manhole explosions have caused power outages in some parts of the city, leaving several families in the dark.
Fire officials told News 12 they responded to an active manhole explosion with a high carbon monoxide reading around 9 a.m. Friday at 1000 Hancock St. in Canarsie.
News 12 is told that explosion left several residents without power, with some even having to evacuate their homes.
Other manholes also erupted in Bed-Stuy, Flatbush and Park Slope after the storm.
Con Edison told News 12 that “after the snow passes, it becomes an underground event, the melting snow and ice mixes with the road salt and gets into the underround electric delivery system and can cause problems there, which causes those customers to lose service. It causes manhole smoke and fires, and we respond to those as quickly as possible to get those customers back up and in service.”
The FDNY also took to Twitter Friday, urging New Yorkers who see a manhole that is smoking to call 911. Carbon monoxide buildup could potentially lead to an explosion.