Gas line explosion creates interstate inferno
NiSource, which owns Columbia Gas Transmission, is offering resources to help those affected by the December explosion that leveled several homes, damaged others, and scorched a section of Interstate 77.
The Associated Press
This image, provided by West Virginia State Police, shows the fireball as it stretched across the interstate. The flames burned for about an hour.
A residential structure was leveled by a natural gas line explosion Tuesday afternoon along Route 21 near Legg Fork Road.
Emergency vehicles from several agencies line the roadway of Route 21 in between Sissonville and Pocatalico Tuesday.
A large crater can be seen where a gas line exploded in Sissonville Tuesday. The explosion destroyed five homes and shot flames high into the sky and across Interstate 77.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin speaks to reporters at Sissonville High School after surveying the damage. Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper is in the background.
A massive gas line explosion on Dec. 11 destroyed several homes, caused multiple fires and shut down Interstate traffic between Charleston and Jackson County. The fire made the interstate crumble. This is video by Footage via Rodney and Marissa Loftis and Kanawha County Emergency Management.