Louisville Explosion Closes Downtown


At 8am this morning a series of explosions, originally thought to be caused by sewer gas, closed the downtown area at around 1st and 2nd street and Market and Main Street. Later a fire fighter said that it was not sewer gas but an electrical explosion and LG&E was exploring a possible failure.

Fire was seen coming out of man-hole covers and other man-hole covers were seen open – seemingly due to an explosion that happened in the sewer. Heavy smoke was seen at 1st Street and Market Street. In an exclusive LouisvilleKY.com interview an executive from a prominent business evacuated on First Street and Market said [that he] “heard a series of explosions and the smell was unbearable.”

Fire engines and other emergency crews were quick to respond and evacuate and close the area. The area soon became a major traffic problem with streets closed all the way down to River Road.

At a press conference LG&E said that an underground transformer caused a fire underground. Power was cut to hundreds of customers and there have been no reports of injuries.


1 Comment on "Louisville Explosion Closes Downtown"

  1. Amedar You can certainly see your etirexpse within the work you write. The sector hopes for more passionate writers such as you who aren’t afraid to say how they believe. Always follow your heart. In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedo

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.