Indiana expands probe into Indy manhole blasts

Indiana utility regulators are expanding a third-party review of Indianapolis manhole explosions to include the latest two blasts.

The investigation of Indianapolis Power and Light's downtown Indianapolis underground network is due to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission on Nov. 30, and the commission said Monday it planned to include Saturday's two explosions near Conseco Fieldhouse that sent manhole covers flying upward, according to a WISH-TV report.

The report is due to be released to the public on Dec. 19. IPL has blamed electrical shorts for the six explosions that have occurred.

The Super Bowl Host Committee has contacted IPL about the problem. Committee spokesman Mel Raines told WTHR-TV that planners are satisfied with IPL's response. The Super Bowl will be played Feb. 5 at Lucas Oil Stadium, also in downtown Indianapolis.

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