Raleigh Police and a Wake Sheriff's deputy stand at the blocked off intersection of Martin and McDowell Streets Wednesday afternoon, March 16, 2106, after an underground utility incident in which the workers evacuated their underground work space. Raleigh Police blocked off McDowell and Martin Streets for a block in all directions redirecting downtown traffic until the men could go back underground and solve the emergency situation.
Raleigh Police and a Wake Sheriff's deputy stand at the blocked off intersection of Martin and McDowell Streets Wednesday afternoon, March 16, 2106, after an underground utility incident in which the workers evacuated their underground work space. Raleigh Police blocked off McDowell and Martin Streets for a block in all directions redirecting downtown traffic until the men could go back underground and solve the emergency situation. Harry Lynch hlynch@newsobserver.com
Raleigh Police and a Wake Sheriff's deputy stand at the blocked off intersection of Martin and McDowell Streets Wednesday afternoon, March 16, 2106, after an underground utility incident in which the workers evacuated their underground work space. Raleigh Police blocked off McDowell and Martin Streets for a block in all directions redirecting downtown traffic until the men could go back underground and solve the emergency situation. Harry Lynch hlynch@newsobserver.com

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