PECO: Equipment issue blamed for Center City blast

Watch report from Action News
January 17, 2014 3:58:22 PM PST
Some streets were closed in Center City after a problem with a piece of electrical equipment caused an explosion late Friday morning.

The incident occurred near the intersection of 18th and Spruce.

A PECO spokesman told Action News that the company experienced an issue with a piece of underground electrical equipment around 11:45 a.m.

PECO workers remain on site making repairs.

Traffic was backed up as the area around 17th, 18th and Locust Streets were shut down.

The view from Chopper 6 HD showed work around an open manhole.

There were no reports of injuries.