Manhole Covers Fly

Underground explosion blows manhole covers into the air in downtown Detroit


DETROIT (WXYZ) – The City of Detroit’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management says there has been an explosion at an underground electrical substation at Washington and Grand River.

DTE says the problem originated with a underground cable and the situation is ongoing. They are working to resolve the problem.

The scene is near the Rosa Parks Transit Center. Officials are asking people to avoid the area.

The blast launched manhole covers into the air in an alley in the area of Washington Boulevard and State Street. Windows in the alley were blown out by the explosion.

The Detroit Fire Department responded to the situation, but has since cleared the area. DTE crews remain on the scene.

There are no reports of injuries.