ComEd vault problems knock power out in downtown high rises

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Problems with at least three underground Com-Ed vaults  on the near north side, knocked out power to several high rises.

It happened around 1:00 a.m. near the 1000 block of N. Dearborn.

A man working at a business near by says it all started with a blast that shook buildings in the area.

ComEd says there was no fire or explosion.

It was a breach in one of the underground lines.

Power is still out to two buildings.

No injuries were reported.

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