A Steamy Story from the Streets of New York City

A Steamy Story from the Streets of New York City


There’s been yet another catastrophic explosion resulting from damaged underground infrastructure. This time errant excavators failing to get accurate information on its location were not to blame. But the incident does highlight another, and perhaps lesser known, hazard that services such as Dial Before You Dig help to prevent.

The incident occurred in the heart of New York City, on Fifth Avenue when an underground steam pipe exploded.

Why, you may ask, are there steam pipes running under New York’s streets? They provide steam to commercial customers in what is the world’s most extensive network of steam pipes that has been operating since the late 1800s…(Read the full story)

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