ystery in Clintonville continues
Sounds like explosions
Updated: Monday, 19 Mar 2012, 7:52 AM CDT
Published : Monday, 19 Mar 2012, 4:39 AM CDT
Update as of 7:45 a.m. from Lisa Kuss, Clintonville City Adminstrator:
The sounds and shaking are still being felt and heard in the northeast quadrant of the city.
Employees felt the floor shake at the Water & Electric Dept Building located at 55 E. 12th St. a short time ago.
Update as of 7:15 a.m. from We Energies:
We Energies is still on scene in Clintonville. They are still not getting any abnormal gas readings.
Update as of 6 a.m. from We Energies:
We Energies tells FOX 11 News, the utility has no idea what could be causing this. We Energies is the natural gas provider for the Clintonville area. The utility says there have been no unusual gas readings or odors in the area.
Update as of 5:30 a.m. from Angela Kelly:
Angela spoke with Lisa Kuss, the Clintonville City Administrator. Here's what Kuss told us: The first calls came in around 9:30 p.m. Sunday with people saying they felt their homes shaking. They felt like it was coming from underground. Some people describe it like a thunderstorm was approaching.
At 1:45 a.m. Monday, the shaking got worse.
Between 2-3 a.m. Monday, the shaking got even worse.
As of 5:30 a.m. Monday, things have settled down.
Clintonville police and fire, along with emergency government and utility crews continue to check things out. Officials are going up and down streets, mainly in the Lincoln Avenue and McKinley Avenue area. Manholes are being checked for gas leaks, but nothing has been found. This is all happening in the northeast part of the city.
The water pressure has been checked, nothing out of the ordinary was found.
As of 5:30 a.m., there are no road closures or evacuations. There are no reports of injuries.
Many people in Clintonville are wondering what's going on this morning. Homes have been shaking for much of the night.
We have spoken with Clintonville Police, who are very busy right now, taking calls from people who tell them their homes are shaking and they are hearing what sounds like fireworks or explosions.
We spoke with the city's mayor, Judy Magee around 4:15 a.m. Monday. She tells us this is going on in the Garfield-McKinley area on the city's Northeast side.
Magee says We Energies has been called to the area, but stresses, they are not sure what is causing the shaking.
FOX 11's Angela Kelly is headed to Clintonville. We will continue to follow this story all morning long.