Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Gas line exploded during rush hour in Collin County
No injuries were reported.
Michael O'Keefe of First Response Photography of McKinney captured this scene at the "freeway ends" sign on Hwy. 5 off 121 on Tuesday morning: A gas line explosion and fire has created a chaotic situation for drivers.
Cars were driving around in circles around 9 a.m. Tuesday. Shortly afterward, there was a power outage in the area and the highway was shut down by authorities.
No injuries had been reported.
ATMOS Energy crews were working in the area and lost large digging equipment and vehicles in the explosion and fire.
The fire was quickly contained by the McKinney Fire Department.
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