The explosion occurred in a utility vault below the sidewalk subsequent to the DoubleTree Lodge, performing Battalion Fire Chief Mickey McLaughlin said, in maintaining with the Omaha World-Herald.
No injuries had been reported as of unhurried Monday, and the dwelling all over the resort became temporarily blocked off.
Traffic on the resort said they felt their rooms shake and seen smoke.
“We started strolling down eight flights of stairs. As we’re doing that, the constructing became shaking a itsy-bitsy and the lights had been flickering on and off,” said resort customer, Andrew Lovato-Needham, in maintaining with Omaha’s WOWT-TV.
“Fair a itsy-bitsy bit, handiest due to we had been on the fifteenth ground, so I knew if something took place, we had to rating out quickly and now not use the elevator,” one more customer, Lauren Pruitt, added.
Firefighters and emergency personnel responded to the scene, and the problem regarded to be below abet watch over around 8: 45 p.m. native time, the paper reported.
The DoubleTree Lodge in downtown Omaha
Earlier Monday, Omaha police Sgt. Jason Menning tweeted that the Omaha Public Power District became headed to the dwelling. He noted that some site visitors indicators would be affected.
“Form out intersections as a 4-potential quit,” he wrote.