Pavement 'explodes' near Monk Bar

Pavement 'explodes' near Monk Bar

Pavement 'explodes' near Monk Bar

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Firefighters were called to a report of an exploding pavement in Monk Bar in York after the slabs were raised by an underground electrical cable short circuiting.

A fire crew from York cordoned off the area after the incident just after 6pm on Wednesday.

North Yorkshire fire service said no one was hurt and there was no actual fire involved but smoke was coming out of the pavement.

A spokesman said: “There were two raised paving slabs on the pavement and smoke was coming from the hole.”

There was no traffic disruption and by 7.40pm fire fighters had established the cause was an electrical short circuit.

The cordon was lifted and the 999 workers handed over control of the incident to experts from Northern Powergrid.

The electrical company said the fault involved a joint in a low voltage underground cable.

Power supplies were not affected and the Monkbar Hotel said no problems had been reported.

It took until 1.34pm yesterday to repair the damage.

The section of cable was isolated and the pavement dug up by specialist engineers, who then removed the damaged part and rejoined it.

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5:43pm Fri 8 Aug 14

non pedalling pete says...

Saturday August 8th?????????
Saturday August 8th????????? non pedalling pete
  • Score: 4

9:00pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Dave Ruddock says...

wow News does travel fast, and I wounder if the pavement has been left to anyone to fix, hope not the Elec engineers ..
wow News does travel fast, and I wounder if the pavement has been left to anyone to fix, hope not the Elec engineers .. Dave Ruddock
  • Score: -5

9:22pm Fri 8 Aug 14

spottycow says...

This is common now due to lack of companies being tight next time some poor sole could be badly injured if its you sue the leecvy or gas company involved .
This is common now due to lack of companies being tight next time some poor sole could be badly injured if its you sue the leecvy or gas company involved . spottycow
  • Score: -5

9:31pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Magicman! says...

Published on Saturday... seems as though The Press have got themselves a Delorian
Published on Saturday... seems as though The Press have got themselves a Delorian Magicman!
  • Score: 4

1:15pm Sat 16 Aug 14

jameswendell says...

Good to know that all people are save there. Pavement explodes due to improper work during construction and also because of low quality materials used. In my opinion they should hire a professional paving team like long island driveways team for the new constructions. As hiring a professional team limits the risk of such accidents.
Good to know that all people are save there. Pavement explodes due to improper work during construction and also because of low quality materials used. In my opinion they should hire a professional paving team like long island driveways team for the new constructions. As hiring a professional team limits the risk of such accidents. jameswendell
  • Score: 0

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