Ponder this as gas gathering & transmission pipelines go in all over gas shale areas.
When John stopped his vehicle at the top of a hill on 329, about four miles from his house, his fears were confirmed: “You could see the orange glow and the flames above the house … and a roar like you couldn’t believe,” he said.”
Kathy was cleaning the house for Christmas, room by room, and was starting on the kitchen when the pipeline exploded.
It hit like a bolt of lightning. The entire house was shaking, the ceiling started falling in and there was a roar that sounded like a jet plane, she said. It wasn’t until she saw melted vinyl siding dripping down the window that Kathy realized what had happened.
At first, she thought the world had ended and God was coming back, she said.
Kathy grabbed her purse, cellphone, a jewelry box and a few pictures and walked out the front door.
“I put on a coat, and down the driveway I went,” she said. “I was lucky to walk away
from that one, and so was the girl next door. They told (John) I would have been blown through the walls if the house wasn’t brick.”