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No injuries as gas line blast leaves crater in Oklahoma road

 

September 18, 2020



PIEDMONT, Okla. (AP) — A natural gas line explosion in a rural area northwest of Oklahoma City left a massive crater in a roadway, but caused no injuries, officials said Thursday.

The line, owned by Denver-based DCP Midstream, exploded about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in Piedmont under a road marking the Kingfisher-Canadian County lines and left a crater about 35 feet (11 meters) wide by 20 feet (6 meters) long, according to Kingfisher County Emergency Management Director Steve Loftis.

"It's totally impassable," Loftis said of the two-lane road. "It blew chunks everywhere ... asphalt, dirt."

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