Manhole explosion leaves car damaged in Northwest DC

A flying manhole cover in Northwest D.C. left a car damaged Wednesday night.

City officials and Pepco were ventilating a nearby building when a manhole exploded just before 11 p.m.

It happened on the 1300 block of Vermont Avenue Northwest, where D.C. Fire and EMS was investigating a carbon monoxide leak.

There were no injuries, D.C. Fire and EMS said, but the incident left a nearby car with damage to its bumper.


Below is a map of where it happened.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to say D.C. Fire and EMS investigated a carbon monoxide leak.

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