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Smoking manhole leads to more electrical issues in Albany


ALBANY, N.Y. - Trouble underground strikes downtown Albany again Wednesday night, as a smoking manhole caused another power outage.

The city says the issue Wednesday night was due to a problem with electrical wires underground. The mayor's office says there was a splice issue, an old cut had been made in the line causing smoke to emerge from the manhole on Pearl Street, around the Capital Rep Theater, around 7:45 p.m.

National Grid reported Thursday morning that power has been restored to the more than 3,000 customers that were without it for about a half-hour.

National Grid tells NEWS10 there was no threat of any fire, despite the smoke, and this is not related to the underground explosions from last Wednesday, Sept. 19th.

Police say there were no evacuations Wednesday night.

The investigation is continuing.

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