“I thought it was an explosion that area, but it was all the way downtown. They said the building just vanished.”
Title: 18 injured after gas explosion tears through Massachusetts strip club
Date: Nov 23, 2012
h/t Anonymous tip
Those in the club and nearby buildings had evacuated by the time the blast occurred at 5:25 p.m., Mayor Dominic Sarno said. [...]
Title: Gas levels still “higher than normal”
Author: Matt Caron
Date: 24 Nov 2012, 8:41 AM EST
BREAKING NEWS: Columbia Gas crews informed Captain Cheryl Claprood that they are finding “higher than normal” levels of natural gas readings still underground some of the streets in the area. She did not know which specific streets, but she said it’s a concern as to whether or not there are further gas leaks. [...]
Today, crews will be drilling holes in some of the streets as a way to monitor and take those readings. So just because you see gas crews working around you does not necessarily mean that there’s a problem.
According to Claprood there’s a meeting this morning of local and state officials at 6:00AM in the parking lot behind the 350 Grill, presumably to talk about these gas readings and to discuss whether or not to expand the perimeter that they’ve established – which is about a three block area.
Right now, Worthington Street is blocked off at Spring and Taylor, Winter to Dwight, Dwight to Bridge, and Bridge to Taylor Streets. [...]
Published: November 24th, 2012 at 10:10 am ET