Underground explosion leads to power outage in Harper Woods

- More than one thousand people are without power in southwest Harper Woods right now. DTE tells us the power outage is in a square from Kelly Road to Beaconsfield Street, from Moross Road to Woodcrest Street.

Harper Woods Department of Public Safety Director James Burke tells us an underground utility explosion blew off a manhole cover and knocked out the power in the area.

Many neighbors woke up to the sound of the explosion Friday morning. A man living in the area called 911 around 9 a.m. when he heard multiple loud blasts.

"I took the dog out for the walk and it sounded like a dumpster was unloaded, and the dog got terrified and drug me back into the house," says Dan Busek. "I put him in and I walked up to the corner to see if somebody was making a move out, and there was a second explosion and the sewer blew up."

"I got up to make coffee and noticed we didn't have any power in the kitchen. I came in the front of my house and I had like a brown-out flickering," says Sandy Beaubien.

MichCon and DTE crews have been called to the area and are working to restore power quickly. The all-clear has been given at the scene of the explosion.

No injuries have been reported. 

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