Skip to comments.A Huge Natural Gas Line Explosion Just Lit Up West Virginia [PHOTOS]
Posted on 12/11/2012 11:00:48 AM PST by Morgana
Reports are coming in of a big explosion in Sissonville, West Virginia.
Via local news outlet WSAZ:
The northbound lanes of Interstate 77 are closed in the Sissonville area, from Tuppers Creek to Pocatalico due to what's being called a major gas line explosion.
Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper tells WSAZ.com crews were called to what was described as a major gas line explosion in Sissonville.
WSAZ says that right now, no injuries or fatalities have been reported.
Below are two photos from Twitter. The first was posted by Charleston Gazette reporter
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What you see here if a f*** up by someone, somewhere high on the totem pole.
Natural gas is safe and efficient. The ding-a-lings running the show some times scare me.
You can just feel the heat on your face, in that photo.
Yeah, he might want to reconsider.
If nothing else, call before digging.
“There are remediation methods, however it is a problem that is regularly missed.”
I wonder how much could have been done with the hundreds of millions of dollars that Obama flushed down the hole with those solar energy firms if that had been directed to firming up some of our critical existing infrastructure?
Imagine driving down the road and bam! I can’t believe they only shut down the northbound lanes.
Barry Newman would could drive right through that.
Not the best testimonial to vinyl siding, that.
Grab the hotdogs and marshmallows Martha!
“Do you know if the Rt. 622 Exit 114 work was done recently? “
I did not know there was work to be done. Then again it seems like they are always working on the interstate system in WV
Seems I remember that.
Which station was it?
The biggest one I remember was Florida Gas Transmission while at GIE. I think it was station 11 in Alabama.
During a unit blowdown, lightning struck the unit vent stack and ignited.
Might have burned out on it’s own, except for the panic it created.
There were several units there. Some one hit the station ESD and a station blowdown began. The other unit vents, and the station vent, were right next to the unit vent on fire.
When the pressure dropped enough and the flow slowed down, the fire had already spread.
Eventually it took out all three main pipelines crossing the yard.
One of the more memorable pictures was where a 36 inch valve seat had flown through the air, slicing a near perfect semi-circle out of a large tree, hundreds (thousand?) feet from the valve location.
Rudichuck had been on site of a previous one with the infamous crooked E. It was a big ball of fire but went out very quick with minimal damage. I cannot remember the pipeline.
on FGT, were doing an expansion a year or so later. The pictures they had of the fire were something else. I remember the local fire department made the mistake of trying to fight the fire before it spread to the pipelines themselves. They had to buy a new fire truck but no one was seriously hurt.
Yes Morgana, I thought about the forest fire too. Thank God for the rain or that fire could have destroyed most of the town plus the forests. It’s a miracle it wasn’t worse.
There was a woman who rode out the fire in that house. She called her family and told them she loved them. She thought it was her last minutes to live. Can you imagine?
They repaired the road overnight and opened it back up by this afternoon.
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