Apparently the explosions were winter weather related. Con Ed said melting snow, ice, and salt in the streets getting into underground electrical equipment could spark suck issues, according to the CBS report. And there's plenty of snow, slush, ice, and salt out there right now from the recent snow storms. We already have to stress about just getting to work on time, and now we have to be careful around manholes?
Also, WHAT ABOUT THE MEN IN SAID HOLES?!?!
Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and will never look at manholes the same way every again. Follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.