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IPL holds press conference on downtown explosions

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Indianapolis Power and Light spoke at a press conference after downtown Indianapolis was rudely awakened by multiple manhole cover explosions on Thursday morning.

The first explosion was reported around 6:45 a.m. in the 600 block of North Capitol Avenue.

Several hours after the explosion, IPL provided the media with an explanation during a press conference. They said a short circuit with 120 volt cables underground arched, which ultimately caused the explosion.

IPL said the damage is even more significant than they had expected, especially in the area of south of Michigan Street between Capitol Avenue and Illinois Street.

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