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MANHOLE COVER BLOWN OFF AT 7TH & JACKSON

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NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED WHEN AN EXPLOSION BLEW OFF A MANHOLE COVER AT 7TH AND JACKSON STREETS WEDNESDAY MORNING.

SMOKE WAS COMING FROM THE EXPOSED MANHOLE WHEN FIRE CREWS ARRIVED AROUND 11AM.

A MIDAMERICAN ENERGY REPAIR CREW WAS DISPATCHED TO THE SCENE AND A SPOKESMAN SAYS THE LIKELY CAUSE OF THE SMALL EXPLOSION WAS THE FAILURE OF AN ELECTRICAL CABLE OR CONNECTION THAT CREATED A SUDDEN DISCHARGE OF ELECTRICITY.

NO CUSTOMERS WERE AFFECTED BY THE INCIDENT.

PHOTO BY GEORGE LINDBLADE