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Wednesday, February 02, 2011

CSW BREAKING: "Major" Gas Line Rupture in Ruskin Heights Area of KC-MO


This is at 107th Street and Blue Ridge in South KC-MO where an underground "major gas line" has ruptured- spewing debris and natural gas into the air

This is reported to be a 36-inch pipeline.


There has NOT been any explosion or fire as of 4:00 p.m.

 The rupture itself occurred about 1:50 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.


Blue Ridge and 107th Street are being closed.


Homes and businesses within a 2-block area of the gas main rupture are evacuated.


At 2:19 p.m.- Missouri Gas Energy was arriving on the scene- but it is believed this is POSSIBLY a pipeline that is operated by Williams Pipeline Co...


Note that this is the SAME gas main that ruptured in this area in the mid-1990's. 

That rupture was about 3 blocks west of the current break- and that rupture resulted in a large fire about 15 minute after the main broke.

More as received.....
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2 comments:

the observer said...

Ah ha! I was trying to figure out why there was a helicopter up over Ruskin High area around 1400 today. It also explains the extra traffic on Red Bridge.

Thank God no explosion. Good thing no school either.

Groucho K. Marx said...

It was a biggamess!

Yes it was good all around- not a whole lot of ppl out today either.