Underground Explosion Cuts Power To Mid-Wilshire LADWP Customers

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — About 1,200 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers were left in the dark Friday after an explosion in an underground vault in the Mid-Wilshire area.

The explosion happened about 2:15 p.m. in an underground vault near Olympic Boulevard and Ridgeley Drive, LADWP spokeswoman Gale Harris said.

The cause of the explosion is under investigation.

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