Steam pipe explosion
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High-pressure steam leak in Manhattan

A firefighter walks past the scene of a steam pipe explosion on Lexington Avenue in New York City. Steam and mud were forced from the ground near Grand Central Station on East 41st street from Third to Lexington Avenue forcing people to evacuate the area and also causing subway delays.

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A emergency worker in contamination gear walks near the site of an underground steam pipe explosion near Grand Central Station in New York City.

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A man takes a photo with his smartphone near the site of a steam pipe explosion on Fifth Avenue near the Flatiron District in New York City.

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Firefighters work near the scene of a steam pipe explosion on Fifth Avenue near the Flatiron District in New York City.

 (Drew Angerer / Getty Images)

Emergency personnel look over a truck that lies in a hole in the street after a steam explosion in midtown Manhattan.

 (Seth Wenig / Associated Press)

Steam billows on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on Thursday, July 19, 2018. A steam pipe exploded beneath the street, sending chunks of asphalt flying, a geyser of billowing white steam stories into the air and forcing pedestrians to take cover.

 (Richard Drew / Associated Press)

Steam billows on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on Thursday, July 19, 2018. A steam pipe exploded beneath the street, sending chunks of asphalt flying, a geyser of billowing white steam stories into the air and forcing pedestrians to take cover.

 (Richard Drew / Associated Press)

Steam billows on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on Thursday, July 19, 2018. A steam pipe exploded beneath the street, sending chunks of asphalt flying, a geyser of billowing white steam stories into the air and forcing pedestrians to take cover.

 (Richard Drew / Associated Press)

Steam billows on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on Thursday, July 19, 2018. A steam pipe exploded beneath the street, sending chunks of asphalt flying, a geyser of billowing white steam stories into the air and forcing pedestrians to take cover.

 (Richard Drew / Associated Press)

Con Ed workers look at a map of pipes on New York’s Fifth Avenue on Thursday, July 19, 2018. A steam pipe exploded beneath the street, sending chunks of asphalt flying, a geyser of billowing white steam stories into the air and forcing pedestrians to take cover.

 (Richard Drew / Associated Press)
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