Exploding manhole covers in Washington DC

Unnamed Administration sources reported that Sean Donelan said:

It was the hottest day so far this year in Washington DC, and
once again PEPCO had a case of exploding manhole covers.

After a multi-day power outage in the yuppiest part of town, the
mayor had a sit-down with PEPCO, Verizontal, Washington Gas, and
the water/sewer folks. The reason? A coordinated "upgrade all of
the stuff with one cut..." project along M Street.

Conspicuously absent from the press reports was any mention
of fiber folks in attendence, or duct space for same....