Crown Heights manhole explosion left many without power

A Crown Heights manhole explosion incinerated Wilfido Mazarigos family car on Tuesday morning.
Photo by Paul Martinka

Around 100 Crown Heights residents were left without power for several hours after a massive manhole explosion on Tuesday morning — which completely incinerated a car that was parked on the above street.

Utility company Con Edison did not determine the cause of the explosion — which occurred on Dean Street between Utica and Rochester avenues at around 1 am — but speculated that the “wet weather” may have contributed. 

Company reps said that power was not fully restored to its customers until 8:14 am on Wednesday morning — more than 31 hours after the explosion — due to a separate incident on the same power line.

Wilfido Mazarigos, whose 2009 Toyota Camry was wrecked by the impact, simply expressed gratitude that nobody was hurt from the explosion. 

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