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Posted at 4:18 PM ET, 01/25/2010

Woman injured after two manhole covers erupt

By Washington Post editors

A woman was injured after two manhole covers erupted into the air in Montgomery County on Monday afternoon, with one crashing through the front windshield of her car, according to initial accounts from police and fire officials.

The motorist was traveling near Georgia Avenue and Plyers Mill Road when the manhole cover went through her windshield and ended up in the back seat, said Cpl. Dan Friz, a Montgomery County police spokesman. She was taken by ambulance to Suburban Hospital, and from there taken by helicopter to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Friz said. Initial reports termed her injuries non-life threatening, Friz said.

Officials had closed off a one-mile stretch of Georgia Avenue between University Boulevard West and Dennis Avenue, and expected it to be closed until after rush hour.

-- Dan Morse

By Washington Post editors  | January 25, 2010; 4:18 PM ET
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