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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 07:01 AM

It's breaking news right now! No details! This must be on South Memorial, as I hear no sirens up here. Somewhere near Memorial and 89th Street South.
Update: Gas line rupture, evacuations are taking place.

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 07:06 AM

Be careful Kenny and anyone near it.
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Posted November 12, 2012 - 07:11 AM

This is about 10 miles South of me.
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News crews are on the way, so info is spotty right now.


It isn't on fire as yet, but won't take much to set it off.

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 07:27 AM

It's bad when one of those breaks happens right in the downtown of a city. We have very little gas distribution here, pretty much just in the downtown areas of Halifax/Dartmouth. We had a leak a few weeks back and they had to shut down part of the financial district until they got it sorted out.
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Posted November 12, 2012 - 07:38 AM

This is a very heavy traffic area! Lots of folks living South use Memorial to get into the city! That is closed from 91st to 81st.

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 07:55 AM

Update: They have the line shut down, no fire! One traffic accident blocking 91st and Memorial.
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Posted November 12, 2012 - 07:57 AM

That's good they got it shut down.
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Posted November 12, 2012 - 08:04 AM

How do natural gas lines, which are buried deep underground, break anyway??? These are made of heavy steel and welded together by welders who make the big money.
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Posted November 12, 2012 - 08:09 AM

They are saying this may be a pressure relief failure. There is also construction in the area. Unsure of the exact cause right now.
Folks are being allowed back in and streets are opening. This was only a 5" line, but could be heard 2 miles away!

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 08:35 AM

Thats horrible. Sendn my prayers for everyones safety!!
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Posted November 12, 2012 - 09:04 AM

The situation is under control! No word on cause as yet!

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 09:24 AM

How do natural gas lines, which are buried deep underground, break anyway??? These are made of heavy steel and welded together by welders who make the big money.

Equipment fails, people fail. We still have not figured out how much " perfect" cost.
I'm the head machinist for my company, I have spent over a week now with one of our engineers trying to figure out some problems with some parts we are running. We finally found the gibs on the machine loose. This is a $2 million machine that has been installed only a couple of weeks!

Sometimes, failure happens!
Glad everyone is safe Kenny.
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Posted November 12, 2012 - 10:20 AM

Glad all is well Kenny, well as in " No Fire". Our last house was right next to a high pressure main, and in winter I could hear the gas flowing from 1/2 block away from the vault up the block.

As to the cause of the leak in your area, well, I wan't running any equipment in Tulsa, I swear :-)

Edited by marlboro180, November 12, 2012 - 10:20 AM.

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 10:52 AM

The ground here is mostly clay and the soil rises and falls depending how much rain we have had.

Tulsa is always breaking water lines.

I work about 4 miles from there, but am off today.
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Posted November 12, 2012 - 11:58 AM

With the amount of rain we had here Sunday, it could have caused more problems.




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