Power Outage in Downtown Sioux Falls
An underground transformer is on fire this morning in Sioux Falls. Some streets are closed around 9th & Philllips downtown. Xcel energy and rescue units are working on the scene. There are reports of a manhole cover being blown out of it's hole. Smoke and flames were visibly coming out of the manhole. At this time smoke is still billowing out of the manhole. A two block square area is barricaded off around 9th and Phillps and no traffic is being allowed through. A number of businesses in the downtown area are reporting no lights or heat. Check out the Xcel Energy outing map. We will keep you updated as more info becomes available.