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Power restored in Oakland in area of underground cable failure

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 5:33 p.m.
 

Power has been restored to customers in a section of Oakland where there were fears that there had been an underground explosion, a Duquesne Light Co. spokesman said Tuesday evening.

“There was no explosion, only smoke from a manhole,” according to a statement from spokesman Joey Vallarian. “We had an underground cable failure.”

Several streets were closed during the afternoon rush hour after Allegheny County emergency dispatchers received calls of an underground explosion near the intersection of Forbes Avenue and McKee Place.

There were no injuries.

Michael Hasch is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7820 or at mhasch@tribweb.com.

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