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NEWS: Explosion causes power outtage in Hartford, CT.

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posted on Jul, 20 2004 @ 10:54 PM
Reports indicate that an explosion in an underground tunnel caused a power failure to a large portion of the downtown area of the city of Hartford at 10:30EST. The cause of this explosion is unknown but one eyewitness remarked that flames "shot 20 feet" into the air blowing off a manhole cover. There are NO reports of injuries.

Power is being restored gradually according to Connecticut Light & Power.

WTNHThe problem was reported at 10:30 tonight at Jewell and Pearl Streets. Downtown buildings, street lights and traffic signals went dark, but authorities say 9-1-1 service was not interrupted.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

[edit on 7-20-2004 by Valhall]

[edit on 7-21-2004 by Valhall]

posted on Jul, 20 2004 @ 11:05 PM
Some of these stories about these explosions seem very strange. Why aren't any of the major news sites reporting this... i.e., etc.

posted on Jul, 20 2004 @ 11:36 PM
That's so weird. Here in Phoenix, we've had fires at two major power plants in the last two weeks. One was, supposedly, related to a forest fire, but the other one (last night) seemed to just come out of the blue. When it is 110 degrees, lack of power can be life-threatening. Right now, we have to cut back on our power usage or we will have rolling brown outs.
The news says it isn't "suspicious" but they never say what the heck caused the fires.
There seem to be a lot of fires at power plants these days.
Or, maybe we're just paying more attention to them.

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