Gas line explodes

Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:16 pm

What a mess this has made, we had another line blow a few years ago but it was not as close to the main roads as this one. ... 56962.html

Re: Gas line explodes

Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:52 pm

I thought they were talking about one of those Hot Running WV Cubs when I first heard about it on the way home from work tonight :lol: On a serious note. I hope nobody was hurt and it is certainly going to make a mess of things for a while.


Re: Gas line explodes

Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:59 pm

I bet they were using a rubber gas line instead of the metal one. :roll:

Glad to hear no one was hurt.

Re: Gas line explodes

Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:21 am

Some of the prettiest country I have ever seen in my life is down in that area, only to be found when detouring off the West Virgina Turnpike for a road closure.

The biggest one that sticks in my mind was the Suttles accident at the bottom of tunnel hill that spilled the Formaldehyde which led to a multi day road closure.

Re: Gas line explodes

Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:42 am

Was it a Gas transmission line or a service line. Some of the transmission lines are pressured up to 400+ PSI to push the gas long distances.

Re: Gas line explodes

Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:28 am

It really concerns me with all the gas transmission lines that are placed underground. The earth is always shifting and putting pressure on these lines which always ends up with rupture and an explosion.

Re: Gas line explodes

Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:35 am

I believe it was a 20" or so transmission line. According to people we normally deal with a WVDOH one 900' section of I-77 was milled, paved, striped and completely repaired last night and reopened this morning. The other lanes will be ready this afternoon. Four of five homes dang hot it melted the guardrail and showed up on the local weather radar. Thank the Lord no one was killed or seriously injured...

Re: Gas line explodes

Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:25 pm

Get your marshmallows out - you can probably brown them up from your front porch Yogie!! :D

Re: Gas line explodes

Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:40 pm

Things are back on track now, very lucky it happened at around 1:00pm so the trafic was slow and people were at work and school when they're houses burnt.
The detour around this area came by our town and back to I77 at Ripley exit. That was around a 75 mile adventure through the hills for many out of staters. :shock:
They spent about 20 hours yesterday trying to get one tractor trailer out after going through the guard rails and over a hill.
That caused me another detour on my way home...

Most of these lines are well over 50 years old and believe me the land here so steep it moves at all times.
There'll be much more of this in the future I'm sure.

Re: Gas line explodes

Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:13 am

At the rate that they are adding new pipelines in the PA, WV and OH areas, the risk becomes even greater.