Minneapolis Natural Gas Explosion... by Twin Cities Homes for Sale

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Minneapolis Natural Gas Explosion... by Twin Cities Homes for Sale

 

News media reported this morning that at approximately 8:40 this morning a natural gas line exploded in Minneapolis at 60th Street and Nicollet Avenue South.  Initial reports stated huge fire, approximately 30-40 feet high, and clouds of smoke.

 

 

 

 

 

Residents and businesses in Minneapolis and Richfield, around the area of highways 35W and 62 were evacuated for about 2 hours until the situation was under control.  They were all allowed back around 10:45 am.

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Vickie Nagy
Vickie Nagy, Broker Associate Realty ONE Group BMC Associates | BRE#01363932 - San Ramon, CA
Broker for San Ramon, Danville, Dublin, Pleasanton

Sad. It seems that the gas line infrastructure is aging. This used to be a rare thing. Think thats 3 or 4 in the last 12 months!

Mar 17, 2011 12:13 PM #1
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E.J. "Mike" Carlier
CENTURY 21 MarketLink Realty - Lakeville, MN
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From the available pipeline maps, it looks like that is the location of a major transmission line that runs from north of Minneapolis to the Minnesota River and beyond.  It looks like the line turns a corner and intersects with another short line that runs west at the point of the explosion.  It is surprising that it took an hour to shut down the line.

Mar 17, 2011 12:16 PM #2
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Marzena Melby
Coldwell Banker Burnet Realty - Richfield, MN
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Vickie - CenterPoint seems to do a decent job keeping an eye on their lines.  I'm sure an in-depth investigation of the cause with follow.

Mike - They shut down gas to the pipe and allowed remaining gas burn off.  It must be a large diameter line, you confim that in your description.

Mar 17, 2011 12:32 PM #3
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