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Goodness Gracious Great Balls of Fire!

Goodness Gracious Great Balls of Fire!
Cross posted into "winnipeg" and "prgay"

This evening at work I was sitting happily (or as happily as you can while sitting on the phones in a call centre) talking to a nice respondent and BOOM! The building shook and all the lights went out.

"I'm sorry sir but I'll have to take your phone number and call you back. All the power just went out in the building and I cannot continue the survey"

I saw on the news that there was some sort of electrical blow out in the sewers that blew some man hole covers off and there was a thirty foot (?) pillar of flame coming from the sewers.

Apparently some guy went to the hospital because of burns on his upper body and I hope he will be alright. What a shitty thing to happen to a guy. Walking along, minding his own business and Flame Erupts from the streets. Definately odd, and shitty luck. Maybe he was in a car... I dunno the whole story, the news was very vague about it all. And you'd think exploding streets would make a decent story.

On the bright side (for me anyways) we got to go home early, and work may be cancelled tomorrow (which leaves me free to run some errands).

Does anyone else have any more details/pictures/stories to tell about the exploding street tonight? Any interesting experiences in the work place (come on Faneuil (sp?) people, I know you're out there!)?
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i'm at faneuil, on the seventh floor, on the side the explosion was on... let me tell you, we FELT that thing, even seven floors up. basically, there was a boom and the lights went out. i could see the manhole near the back of the money mart, and the flames were pretty intense.
we still had to stick around for an hour or two tho as they did headcount, marched us all downstairs, did headcount, marched us back upstairs, did headcount etc etc etc, pretty interesting night.

-matt

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December 1 2005, 20:12:00 UTC 11 years ago

Dude! I was two floors below you. The shaking was definately a sign that it was not an ordinary power outage.

Are you guys up and running yet?
Dude, that was me, I am just retarded.