Adair County Recovers from Pipeline Explosion

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky (WBKO) -- Adair County is still recovering from a pipeline explosion that left behind a crater, sixty feet deep and fifty feet wide.

Columbia Gulf Transmission is continuing cooperate with PHMSA (the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration) throughout the course of the investigation into the incident in Knifley, KY. Currently, the affected portion of Line 200 is on restricted service and the portion of the pipe where the rupture occurred remains isolated. The Line will remain restricted until PHMSA approves a change as the investigation continues.

Additionally, Columbia is continuing to restore the site of the incident on Line 200. The group expects this process to take another few weeks. During the restoration phase, employees are continuing to monitor and inspect the Line 200, as we do all of our pipelines, by using foot patrols, air patrols and 24-hour monitoring with our Gas Control Center.

Columbia Pipeline Group says employees are actively working to settle all claims related to the incident in a fair manner.

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