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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:33 PM

Explosion Interrupts Sheriff's Conference at Opryland Hotel

Source: WFMY NBC

Nashville, TN-- A sheriff's conference in Nashville, Tennessee was interrupted by an explosion at the host hotel Tuesday night.

According to CBS station WTVF, emergency crews were called to the scene of an explosion during a sheriff's convention at the Opryland Hotel.

The explosion was reported around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. The National Sheriff's Association annual conference was being held at the Opryland Hotel.

Sheriff Sam Page from Rockingham County, NC was at the hotel when the incident happened. Sheriff Page tells WFMY News 2 that he and everyone got out okay.



Read more: http://www.digtriad.com/news/local/article/232949/57/Explosion-Reported-At-Sheriffs-Conference-Hotel

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Response to Tsiyu (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:56 PM

1. It was recently reopened after the flood of 2010

Tremendous amount of work was done on it, as first floor was submerged in water. Could easily be related to something involved w/that.

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Response to southerncrone (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 12:54 AM

3. Happened in the Delta area according to one report



an area that was flooded previously.

no telling, but could have been electrical or other related to the renovation.

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Response to Tsiyu (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 12:14 AM

2. It's being reported that Corny has reached critical mass!

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Response to Lint Head (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 12:56 AM

4. The Yee



and the Haw

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Response to Tsiyu (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 01:06 AM

5. Explosion at Opryland Hotel; no injuries reported

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - More than 5,000 people were evacuated after an explosion Tuesday evening at the Opryland Hotel and Convention Center.

The blast was reported in a mechanical room in the convention center at around 8:30 p.m., and two alarms were called during the emergency response.

A spokesperson for Gaylord tells Channel 4 News the explosion was located near the Ryman exhibit hall in the convention center.

Kim Lawson, with the Nashville Fire Department, tells Channel 4 News there was a smell of natural gas in the area, and gas was turned off into the building as crews and investigators responded to the scene.

http://www.wdam.com/story/18830475/reports-of-an-explosion-at-opryland-hotel

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Response to Tsiyu (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 06:27 AM

6. So they were fracking in the basement of the Opryland Hotel?

That natural gas stuff is dangerous. It can take out a whole city block.

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Response to Tsiyu (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 03:17 PM

9. Gee, I don't live to far from Nashville and I didn't hear about the explosion. But I didn't

 

watch the local news last night and I slept in and didn't hear about it.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 09:47 PM

10. I was painting and listening to WSMAM 650 (Grand ole Opry Station)

last night and they announced it.

Marriot was set to take over the place ( and others) for 210 mil, I believe.

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Response to Tsiyu (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 10:39 AM

11. But it wasn't a bomb, right?

 

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 11:39 PM

12. The last I heard it was a crack in a heating system



and $750,000 damage was done.

Ten hour day in that hot sun, my brain tonight is too mushy to go 'splorin but I'll try to do some followup.



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Response to Tsiyu (Reply #12)

Fri Jun 22, 2012, 12:06 AM

13. LOL last I heard the inspected the pipes and found nothing in the pipes.

 

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #13)

Fri Jun 22, 2012, 11:27 PM

14. Update: Cause Of Opryland Explosion Debated



From the CBS Affiliate:

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- There is a tense debate between officials over the cause of the explosion that shook the Gaylord Opryland Hotel Tuesday night.

Both the Metro Police Department and Gaylord say the likely cause of the blast was natural gas seeping into a steam line. But an inspector for Piedmont gas who examined the line says he didn't find any leaks, and officials with the company told the Tennessean the theory was quote "pure speculation."

Whatever the cause, the outcome of the blast is $750,000 in damages. Gaylord released photos of the worst-hit areas, around the Delta.

Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt in the explosion.

http://www.newschannel5.com/story/18851602/cause-of-opryland-explosion-debated


According to the Tennessean, it will be a week before we know what caused the explosion.


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Response to Tsiyu (Reply #14)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 10:09 AM

15. Well go figure. Who knew.

 

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Response to Tsiyu (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 08:06 AM

7. They're sure it wasn't caused by leftover oral flatulence from Joe Arpaio?

Just askin'...

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Response to Tsiyu (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 09:46 AM

8. "How to Secure a Meth-Lab" Breakout Session in the Roy Acuff room...

Got out of hand...

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Response to Tsiyu (Original post)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 10:28 AM

16. are the T-baggers angry at "big government" again?

Sheriffs = big gov. in the twisted minds of the RW?

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