Monday, March 29, 2004

Fire down below

A fire in Manchester this morning, has resulted in 130,000 houses losing their telephone connections. More importantly of course, it also meant it took me nearly an hour to drive 4 miles, due to the chaos!

According to the report the fire occurred in a tunnel used by BT, and firefighters had to descend 30m and then traverse 150m to get to the blaze.

People I’ve spoken to today have been surprised to hear of tunnels this deep under Manchester.

I know from a former colleague that there is an unknown world down there. Nuclear fall out shelters, the lot.

Who knows what goes on beneath our feet?

Possible these guys. There's some amazing photo's here and here.

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