Why is Solihull town centre closed?

The emergency services last night closed off some parts of Solihull town centre (13 Dec) on Popular Road outside of the popular Apres bar.

It was reported that several small explosions took place in the street originating from under the ground. Drains and maintenance covers were reportedly blown several feet into the air with lots of smoke and flames.

The emergency services confirmed it was a caused by an electrical problem. As a result hundreds of residents in Solihull and as far as Knowle and Dorridge are without power.