A crash in Farmington has raised a lot of questions about natural gas and how to handle it in emergency situations. A car ran off the road and hit the main gas supply line for the city, sparking a huge explosion and requiring safety crews to cordon off the area.
The crash happened last Friday and it took crews eight hours to get the gas fire under control and service restored. The investigation into the crash continues. They couldn’t shut the gas off completely without causing massive problems to the city that would have required going door to door servicing every gas line.
The area has now been fenced and the air quality checked in the local area. There should be no further problems from the leaking gas.
The driver in the incident died in the explosion.
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