"Explosion and Fire Rock Natural Gas Pipeline in Southern Manitoba"

"ST. PIERRE-JOLYS, Manitoba — Several thousand people in southern Manitoba have been told that a pipeline explosion could mean they will be without natural gas service for up to several days as temperatures dip below zero."

"'As far as the temperature is concerned, the words ‘polar vortex’ is what they’re saying,' Myron Dyck, a spokesman for the town of Niverville, said on Saturday.

The explosion and fire at a TransCanada Pipelines valve site near St. Pierre-Jolys, 15.5 miles south of Winnipeg, happened early Saturday morning, sending a massive fireball into the dark sky."

The Canadian Press had the story January 25, 2014.


"Xcel Asks Some Customers to Cut Natural Gas Usage" (KSTP)

"TransCanada Pipeline Explosion Shuts Off Gas For 4,000 Residents In Sub-Zero Temperatures" (ClimateProgress)

Source: Canadian Press, 01/27/2014