Massive gas line explosion in W. Va.

Associated Press
This image provided by the Kanawha County Emergency Services shows flames erupting across Interstate 77 from a gas line explosion in Sissonville, W. Va., Tuesday Dec. 11, 2012. At least five homes went up in flames Tuesday afternoon and a badly damaged section of Interstate 77 was shut down in both directions near Sissonville after a major gas line explosion triggered an hour-long inferno that officials say spanned about a quarter-mile.   (AP Photo/Kanawha County Emergency Services)

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Contractors worked through the night scraping away burned asphalt and repaving an 800-foot swath of Interstate 77 charred by a massive natural gas line explosion and fire (Dec. 11) that also flattened four homes and damaged five more but caused no deaths. (AP)

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