Manhole Cover Sent Flying by Blast Caught on Video


A blast that sent a manhole cover more than 200 feet above a Buffalo street was captured on video by a news photographer.

WGRZ was interviewing a resident about a fire that began earlier Sunday morning in downtown Buffalo. Police evacuated two buildings as smoke poured out of several manholes. As the photojournalist was interviewing a man on the street, the second blast occurred about a half-block behind him. The video shows the cover flying high into the air as the man yells “Heads-up!” several times.

The cover landed near a firefighter and a utility truck. No one was injured.