North End boom

low tech google map hack showing north end buildings reported to be affected by underground explosions. the map pin is where we used to live.

As in “kaboom.” A pretty good roundup of this week’s underground fires and manhole explosions at Universal Hub—three this week—turns up personal observations from Catherine, Marianne Mancusi, Jeremi Karnell, Kristen, and Ron Newman. The Boston Globe article suggests that a fault in a buried electrical cable is to blame.

From the locations mentioned in the article, Lisa and I would probably have been affected if we were still in our North Street apartment (our apartment was where the Google Maps pin is in the photo).

Incidentally, that there were five bloggers who were personally affected by this is still nothing short of amazing to me. I think that three years ago I was probably the only blogger in the neighborhood.