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Martin Luther King bridge, Summit-Cherry intersection reopen after underground fire

At least 3 manhole covers blew off, some as high as 4 feet


A manhole cover rests on the sidewalk amidst branches near the location city workers and members of Toledo Edison work on the scene of an electrical cable failure that was the cause of an underground fire downtown.

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The Summit/Cherry intersection, closed since early morning because of an underground electrical fire and explosions in a Toledo Edison vault, reopened shortly after 4 p.m. today, as did the Martin Luther King, Jr. Bridge.

Several lane closings remain in place at the intersection while Toledo Edison continues repairs to its electrical system. The right lane is closed on eastbound Cherry approaching Summit, as is the right-turn lane from Cherry to southbound Summit. One of two left-turn lanes is closed on northbound Summit at Cherry and coming off the MLK Bridge to southbound Summit.

Power is on to all customers in the area. City crews established a bypass electrical feed to power the traffic lights at Cherry and Summit.

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