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Ben Carlson
A gaping hole sits plum in the middle of Plum Street this morning after a manhole cover was struck and sent flying by a passing vehicle. City workers recovered the 100-pound piece of iron about 35 feet away, leaning against a tree.
Manhole cover takes flight on Plum Street

Rowland Daniels was enjoying a leisurely cup of coffee on the front porch of his Suzanne Drive home around 7:30 this morning when he saw something he will likely never see again.

“A truck came down [Plum Street], hit a manhole cover and flipped it 7 or 8 feet in the air,” said Daniels. “I’ve never seen anything like it.”