Manhole covers on 190 pop off during rainstorm

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Two manhole covers popped off on the Niagara Thruway in Buffalo Sunday, which caused trouble for drivers.

The Thruway Authority and State Police tell News 4 that the covers came off after a fast-moving rainstorm because of air pressure in the sewer system beneath the highway.

Two cars driving on the 190 hit the manholes and have tire and wheel damage. No one was hurt.

The Thruway Authority says it will weld the covers down to prevent the problem from happening again. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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