A manhole explosion caused a rude awakening for a lot of people early Wednesday in the Dupont Circle neighborhood, D.C. Fire says.
Firefighters got a call for a possible explosion. They didn't find any fire, but it appears a manhole exploded a little before 5 a.m.
A building near 17th and P Streets NW was evacuated as a precaution.
Pepco confirmed they are investigating an equipment issue on O Street NW.
Pepco's outage map showed hundreds of customers were without power for a time. The utility expects to put the lights back on by 9 a.m.
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