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Stray voltage detected in Chelsea

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Authorities closed some streets in Manhattan because of stray voltage that can potentially be deadly. Firefighters and Con Edison crews responded to 6th Avenue between 26th Street and 27th Street in Chelsea where the stray voltage was apparently detected.

Con Ed crews went underground and fixed the problem, the company said.

Melting snow and salt mixed in with the underground electrical system and triggered a defective cable, Con Ed said.

Crews blocked off lampposts and other areas where the voltage could have posed and danger and put up signs telling dog owners to not walk their pets there.

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