Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

News

Manhole Cover Explodes onto Downtown Street

manhole_explosion.jpg
Photo: bredgur
LAist relies on your reader support.
Your tax-deductible gift today powers our reporters and keeps us independent. We rely on you, our reader, not paywalls to stay funded because we believe important news and information should be freely accessible to all.

A manhole cover blew on 4th Street around 10:30 a.m. this morning, prompting the LA Fire Department to shut down traffic at 4th and Spring. "They're trying to make sure no one is around any of the adjacent manhole covers in case they also blow," explaind d'Lisa Davies, LAFD spokesperson, over the phone. One film crew was evacuated from the area and currently, "lots of heavy smoke" is coming from under the street.