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Manhole Cover Explodes onto Downtown Street

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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.