by: Tom Regan Updated:
ATLANTA - Georgia Power told Channel 2 Action News it plans to send strands of burned electrical cable to an outside
laboratory for analysis in hopes of determining the cause of
a fiery underground explosion in downtown Atlanta.
The explosion sent manhole covers flying, authorities said.
The blast, which happened Monday night
The five manhole covers, each weighing 425 pounds, flew up to six feet in the air. Some witnesses said they saw flames shoot out of the holes.
"Just an enormous sound. It was frightening, and sent chills through my body. I couldn't figure out what it was," Jimmy Coleman told Channel 2's Tom Regan.
Regan spoke with several
"The freezer food, and the cooler. Some of the items are going to be damaged," said store owner Muhammed Miah.