No injuries in Detroit’s Orchestra Hall blast; Sphinx finals moved

Posted on: February 13, 2012

In Monday’s (2/13) Detroit News, Josh Katzenstein reports, “At least one manhole cover blew off Sunday morning outside the Max M. Fisher Music Center on Woodward just north of Mack Avenue. Detroit police and firefighters were on the scene as of about 11 a.m. working with DTE Energy and MichCon to determine exactly what happened, a fire department dispatcher said. Nobody was injured in the blast, but people in the music center had to be evacuated, Detroit Symphony Orchestra spokeswoman Gabrielle Poshadlo said. Police have closed off Woodward between Parsons and Selden streets. … DTE hasn’t received any reports of people losing power. Poshadlo said she doesn’t know the extent of any damage to the music center. Because of the explosion, Sunday’s Sphinx15 Finals Competition, originally scheduled to be held at The Max M. Fisher Music Center, was moved to Hill Auditorium on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.”

Posted February 13, 2012