Life in Texas
This occurred pretty close by to me, like a mile or so. I didn't hear or see anything. No damage, and everyone and everything is fine.
But the power died at 8:30 AM without an obvious weather reason.http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2012/08/28/gas-line-explodes-near-highway-in-mckinney/
What cracks me up in a dark humor sort of a way..is the hedgey-iffy-kinda-sorta reporting. "May have struck a gas line.." geee, ya think? Dumbass journalists make all sorts of hard speculation on politics and call it fact without justification, but when it comes to the obvious facts with obviosu justification, they can't state it? Also dumbass construction workers, they are supposed to locate all power and utilites before digging- very dumb (or very cheap and very illegal.) I see OSHA fines.
Also, there is a GAS pipe in the area? Wait a minute, I can't get gas to -my- home, but there is an effing gas pipeline running near by. Bullshit. I want gas! The pipe has had to been there since my house was built. I do not understand why these houses dont have gas with a pipe nearby like that.