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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:47 AM

Interstate 77 reopens after W.Va. gas inferno

SISSONVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Interstate 77 has reopened in both directions in West Virginia after crews worked through the night to repair damage from a massive natural gas line explosion and fire.

Tuesday's inferno destroyed four homes and damaged others. It melted guardrails and left a huge swath of the interstate in Sissonville impassible. Nobody was killed, but several people were treated for smoke inhalation.

The interstate was reopened to traffic in both directions early Wednesday.

A roughly 800-foot section in both directions was baked by the heat.


Related story here from the Charleston Gazette.

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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:08 AM

1. And I thought natural gas was so safe and clean…

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