In the morning I called for a tow truck and sent my little bug off to Hiley to get fixed. I got the call later that I was looking at over $800 damage to replace the oil pan and the transmission mount (dog bone). The good news is that I needed an Oil change anyway. My car should be ready later today.
I drove back to the scene. The man hole cover only sticks up about a inch but it is right next to a dip in the road creating the perfect bad situation. I’m going to let the city know but I doubt if they will do anything.