NEW BRITAIN - Residents may have to watch their step when walking around manholes.
Three cast-iron manhole covers have been taken over the last two days, according to David Huck, public affairs specialist in the mayor’s office. They each weigh about 80 to 100 pounds, he said.
Two of the locations were at the intersection of Stanley and Ellis streets, and Kelsey Street, Huck said. Huck did not know the third location.
The city has had to replace the covers at a cost of $160 each, Huck said. A safety hazard is created for motorist and children falling in to where the covers were, which were on top of depths ranging from 4 to 30 feet, Huck added.
The thefts occurred at night and were reported to the water department by police officers, Huck said.
No other information was immediately available.