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Con Edison underground system safety

A Con Edison crew replaces underground secondary-cable in Lower Manhattan.

Con Edison Secures Safety of Underground System

New York utility installs vented manhole covers and new underground cabling to protect the public and prevent outages.

When snow or sleet hit New York, hundreds of trucks roll to drop salt on the slickened streets. The salt helps drivers avoid fender benders; however, it also damages components of the underground electrical system when it washes into manholes and service boxes. The salt-water mixture coats the underground wiring and equipment, leading to customer outages, smoke and — on rare occasions — fires and explosions.

To keep New York City safe for the millions of pedestrians and drivers

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