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Underground explosion in Leslieville damages home, knocks out power

Last Updated Apr 25, 2019 at 3:53 pm EDT

Police and hydro cres are responding to an underground explosion in Leslieville on April 25, 2019. GOOGLE MAPS

An underground explosion led to power outages and road closures in Leslieville on Thursday afternoon.

Police say the explosion appears to have occurred inside a manhole at the intersection of Gerrard Street and Pape Avenue around 2 p.m. and the cover was blown off.

The window of a nearby home was broken but no injuries were reported.

Toronto Hydro said the explosion was a result of an underground cable fault dislodging a cable chamber lid and was not a hydro vault.

3-1-1 and hydro crews were on scene to investigate and clean up and roads have now reopened.


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