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Downtown D.C. transformer explosion cracks office windows

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A blown transformer in downtown D.C. Thursday night cracked windows in a nearby office building, police say.

The transformer explosion happened near a bank near Metro Center. (Photo: WJLA)

Authorities say that an underground transformer exploded in the 1100 block of G Street near Metro Center overnight.

Both directions of G Street were closed for a period of time while Pepco crews made repairs.

No one was injured in the explosion.

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