manhole fire – heavy smoke – 18th & I St NW -PEPCO needed – expect some traffic issues
Manhole explosions are not an unknown phenomenon for summer time in DC.
Latest update from DC Fire EMS:
update- elec feeder line (underground on fire and smoking ) Metro NOT affected, but near a Metro station I st closed btwn 17th & 18th St NW
Traffic is pretty bad around the affected area so if you’re driving, plan accordingly. Or take a break and wait it out.