Last evening, residents in downtown Omaha (Nebraska, USA) experienced the strange sight of manhole covers popping into the air.
A fire in the underground sewers is reportedlty the cause of the explosions with fears of methane gas affecting residents. Power was turned off as a precaution, leaving 2,000 residents in the dark.
The city's utilities chief believes moisture could have got into cable or tape and created the outage. There are also reports that a transformer had blown up.
The damage could be extensive and repairs expensive as sewers often hold a network of flow meters and sensors and to measure the amount of waste that passes through the system.
Social media was rife with a lighter look at the 'crappy' situation.
One reader on BrietBart posed the question: "What is a sewer expert called?" Answer: "A connissewer."