Gas Pipeline Ruptures, Forcing Evacuations in Pleasant Shade, Tennessee

Gas Pipeline Ruptures, Forcing Evacuations in Pleasant Shade, Tennessee

WKRN

One community is breathing a sigh of relief on Saturday night.

A natural gas line ruptured near Stone Branch Road in Pleasant Shade, Smith County. No one was injured but 5 families had to evacuate fast.

“You couldn’t hear because the roar was so loud, well I looked to my right and I thought ‘Oh God, the gas pipe has blown up.'” said Ramona Wilmore, a resident of Pleasant Shade.

Ramona Wilmore and her husband, Scott, live about 200 yards from where the explosion occurred, they also farm on the land where it took place.

“We always knew it was a possibility, but never expected it to happen,” said Scott Wilmore.

The 22-inch natural gas line is owned by Spectra Energy…(Read the full story)

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