Manhole fire on Flatbush stalls traffic on major artery (and knocks out power to 98 homes/businesses); similar snag could cause huge problems on days when arena hosts events
While the incident at on the south side of Flatbush between Dean and Bergen streets has no relationship to arena construction, it does suggests potential traffic chaos on this major artery should such a problem occur on an event day--or even a work day.
Impact on locals
|Charred electrical components, finally unearthed|
Various buildings were checked for damage, and business operators presumably lost significant access to customers.
Note that I have not been at the scene myself; the photos and video are courtesy of AYInfoNYC, the nom de camera of a prolific contributor to Atlantic Yards Watch.
|Looking north at the corner of Dean and Flatbush|
|Looking east on Dean Street|
|Looking south on Flatbush from Dean|
|Looking across Flatbush from the north side of Dean|
|Looking north and west from Flatbush and Dean|
|Looking north on Flatbush from below Dean|
|Firefighters gathering near arena entrance on Dean just off Flatbush|
|Working on repairs|
|Looking north on Flatbush near Dean|