Power cable failure blows manhole cover 30 feet into the air 

At approximately 11:30 A.M. on April 5th 2013 an PG&E underground power cable failed, separating from itself, causing a loud noise/boom, smoke and displacing 2 manhole covers damaging a rental car traveling East on Bush Street near Stockton Street. "Primarily there was just a bunch of smoke. That is common in situations like this" The two passengers in the rental car were not locals and neither of them were injured. The power cable failure caused an outage affecting 2100 customers in North Beach and Chinatown. "Right now, we are underground in multiple manholes inspecting all of our underground infrastructureto see if anything else may have been damaged"  PG&E spokesman Joe Molica said. A witness at the scene said "The manhole cover flew up much higher than the car, yea, possibly 30 feet in the air". There is no indication as to when PG&E can get this completely resolved, PG&E spokesman Joe Molica said.

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