If you were wondering why State Street in Schenectady was closed yesterday we now know what caused a manhole cover to be smoking. There was an explosion and the Daily Gazette posted video of it on Facebook.
According to WGY News:
Officials say water shorted out an electrical line, which led to an underground fire.
Some businesses, including SEFCU and the downtown YMCA, among others, decided to close for the day.
Watch video of the explosion below.