Con Edison said it is restoring gas to buildings on the Pace University campus after a gas leak forced students to evacuate on Wednesday.
Since last week’s snowstorm, crews have responded to at least 300 manhole fires in New York City, including two Thursday morning on West 71st Street near Central Park West.
The fire began around 11:30 a.m. on Prospect Park West between Fifth and Sixth streets.
A manhole cover popped right off as thick black smoke burst out of the manhole in Long Island City Sunday morning.
Sections of south and east New Rochelle went dark just before 11 a.m.
A state probe into the deadly East Harlem building explosion last March has revealed flaws in the training of Con Edison workers who handle underground natural gas pipes, according to a published report.
Con Edison has launched a program aimed at deterring copper wire thefts and protecting its equipment.
An attorney for the Westchester Police Revolver and Rifle League said the decision was politically motivated.
Con Edison said Tuesday it is investing $1.3 billion to meet added summer energy demand in New York City and Westchester County.
Con Edison President Craig Ivey says the utility is starting a pilot program to have trucks that scan for stray voltage check for gas leaks as well.
The railroad has been beefing up its power supply system since a Con Ed feeder cable blew out in Mount Vernon late last September. Service came to a screeching halt on the New Haven line for nearly two weeks.
An older, shorter pole at the edge of West Fingerboard Road has been replaced by a new pole not more than a foot away, but the replacement was put right in the center of the sidewalk.
The company said the payments were made Thursday, a day after the blast.
Families who lost loved ones in other gas disasters are hoping last week’s deadly East Harlem explosion is a wake-up call for Con Edison.
Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano said Saturday crews were nearly finished removing debris from the basements of both of the buildings.