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Manhole Fires Close Down East Harlem Blocks

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — The melting snow and salted road eroded cables below sending smoke and flames shooting out of manholes Monday in East Harlem.

 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reports

The Fire Department evacuated the Shield Institute building on 107th Street after elevated carbon monoxide levels were reported at the location.

Seventy-five clients from the center, which services disabled adults, were transferred to Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center.

The FDNY and Con Ed are evaluating damage to nearby transformers.

The manhole fires closed off E 106th Street to E 109th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues. Check traffic and transit here.