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Old Sep 13, 2018, 06:29 PM   #1
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Default Lawrence/Andover MA dozens of explosions

https://www.wcvb.com/article/lawrenc...ation/23120524

This is being constantly updated. Authorities believe it's the result of an over pressurized gas valve in the vicinity which started a crazy chain reaction of exploding homes.

Meteor_Of_War buddy - I know you don't live there but you're close. I hope you aren't involved in any way. Be safe man. I have friends in the Lawrence area - so far many injured, but no deaths reported yet.

Crazy stuff. And we have gas service here.
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Old Sep 13, 2018, 07:38 PM   #2
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4 injuries reported only so far

70-100 total fires/explosions all of them or most out by now.
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Old Sep 13, 2018, 08:06 PM   #3
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FFS I thought this **** was safe. That there was safety valves and systems at every house....
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There are supposedly several safety systems which would have to fail for this to happen.

I suppose if these were all really old places maybe code enforcement missed them or they're grandfathered in.
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Old Sep 14, 2018, 05:17 PM   #5
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Meteor_Of_War buddy - I know you don't live there but you're close. I hope you aren't involved in any way. Be safe man. I have friends in the Lawrence area - so far many injured, but no deaths reported yet.
Thanks for thinking of me, we are safe and not near Lawrence. Also the gas company involved (Columbia) is different than what we have (National Grid) so that's somewhat reassuring. I am right now questioning Columbia's safety standards.

My brother however, lives in Salem, NH and he works in Andover which I believe was affected. I'm not sure his company was open for business today.


It was crazy driving home yesterday, I got passed on the highway by no less than 5 fire engines that were heading that way.
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I am glad to hear that you are all right. The situation over there sounds really bad.
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I am glad to hear that you are all right. The situation over there sounds really bad.
+1! Glad you're ok man. I'm trying to get a hold of some folks I know working for Columbia gas and see if there's any info to be had. I have gas at my house lol and just don't want to get blown up.

Now that the feds and Nstar are running the investigation, hopefully something will come out that will help avoid this repeating itself. One dead and 24 injured was the last count I heard, and that's one and 24 too many.
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+1! Glad you're ok man. I'm trying to get a hold of some folks I know working for Columbia gas and see if there's any info to be had. I have gas at my house lol and just don't want to get blown up.

Now that the feds and Nstar are running the investigation, hopefully something will come out that will help avoid this repeating itself. One dead and 24 injured was the last count I heard, and that's one and 24 too many.
Yeah, as terrible as it is I think one good thing is when something like this happens it prompts all utility companies to assess their safety protocols.

Hopefully going forward this tragedy will just force better regulations and make things safer to avoid happening again.
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Reports are that the gas company was in the process of overhauling some areas. My guess is that they over-pressurized the lines, the older valves couldn't handle it and started leaking.

Whether that was an intentional pressure change or someone just opened the valve too quickly and "whoomped" things will be interesting to find out. Either way, someone wasn't thinking things through thoroughly.
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