A natural gas leak caused a pipeline rupture in Lincoln County near Salina, Kansas on Thursday, blowing a 10-feet-wide hole in the affected field area. There was no fire, and no injuries occurred as a result of the rupture.
The Kansas Department of Transportation temporarily closed nearby highways for several hours after the rupture was reported at around 1:00pm on Thursday afternoon.
Northern Natural Gas was notified of the incident. The company shut off gas to the 24-inch, high-pressurized line, which took more than two hours to clear of natural gas.
The cause of explosion is unknown but is being investigated.