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Smoke rises through a grate on M Street near Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown on Feb. 18, 2000. (Juana Arias - The Washington Post)
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2 Seriously Injured as Steam Pipe Explodes
A steam pipe exploded under a street near the White House yesterday morning, critically injuring two workers who were thrown a dozen feet through the air, officials said.

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A Gift for M Street: Repairs Nearly Done: Utility Improvements Have Snarled Traffic (Post, Dec. 11, 2003)

Derailment Data Take Focus Off Water Main (Post, July 2, 2003)

Demands For More Parking Answered: Georgetown Begins Paid Valet Service (Post, June 22, 2003)

Manhole Incidents Hit Outside Georgetown: Power Disrupted In Three NW Areas (Post, May 29, 2003)

D.C. Manhole Fire Forces Power Outage: Late-Afternoon Explosion Shakes Columbia Heights (Post, May 16, 2003)

Sinkhole Eats Chunk of Georgetown Street: Businesses, Homes Near Intersection of Bank and M Evacuated After Slide at Construction Pit (Post, March 27, 2003)

After Snow, Flood Brings Complaints: Aftermath in Alexandria Called 'Chaos' (Post, Feb. 27, 2003)

Manhole Blast's Cause Unknown: Gas in Abandoned Georgetown Pipe Was Never Vented (Post, Feb. 21, 2003)

Gas Leak's Ignition A Mystery: Georgetown Pipe Was Damaged (Post, Feb. 21, 2003)

The Long Crawl Back to Work: Commuters Encounter Snow-Filled Lanes, Packed Metro Trains (Post, Feb. 20, 2003)

Manhole Blast Shakes Georgetown: Smell of Gas Prompts Closing of M Street, Jamming Rush-Hour Traffic (Post, Feb. 20, 2003)

Manhole Explosions Snarl Georgetown Traffic (Post, Feb. 19, 2003; 9:55 PM)

Georgetown Utility Fixes Slip Behind Schedule (Post, July 25, 2002)

Completion in Sight For Mathis Avenue: Closing Next Week Could Be the Last (Post, July 4, 2002)

For Urban Home Depots, Less Store May Be More (Post, March 28, 2002)

Sound, Fury Filling Georgetown Nights: Huge Utility Project Designed to Limit Commotion, but Residents and Businesses Unappeased (Post, March 24, 2002)

Georgetown Phones in Limbo: Damaged Cables Now at 4; Full Restoration Pushed Back to Next Week (Post, Jan. 4, 2002)

Georgetown Homes, Businesses Lose Phones (Post, Jan. 3, 2002)

Overtaxed Wires Tied to Blasts: Georgetown Electrical Problems Not Caused by Age, Report Says (Post, Dec. 18, 2001)

Old Town Merchants Face Disruptions From Project (Post, Dec. 2, 2001)

Renovations Begin On Georgetown's Utility Network (Post, Oct. 25, 2001)

Downtown Power Cut By Manhole Fire (Post, Oct. 23, 2001)

Outsider Breathes Life Into Emergency Team (Post, Sept. 6, 2001)

Area Sewers Plagued by Waste Spills (Post, Aug. 19, 2001)



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