Steam explosion in New York

by Infidelesto on July 18, 2007 · 0 comments

Do you like this story?

reminds me of 9-11. Very scary

It’s happening near 41st Street between 3rd and Lexington Avenue. Officials say 41st through 47th between Lexington and 3rd Avenues is closed.

The NYPD says a steam pipe exploded. It sent edgy residents running for cover amid a plume of steam and flying rubble, and caused brief panic about another terror attack. New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said it was not terrorism related. Mayor Bloomberg is at the scene.

Eyewitness News reporter Jeff Rossen is also at the scene where steam and debris — filled with rocks and mud — were pouring out of a hole in the street next to a school bus. We’re told 190 firefighters and 44 units are responding.

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