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Repairs Underway After Explosion

(Undated) -- Repairs are underway for both the gas pipeline, as well as overhead electrical power lines that were damaged as the result of yesterday's explosion. Mike Loeffler is the spokesman for Northern Natural Gas, a subsidiary of Mid-American Energy. He says the pipeline that was severed during Wednesday's accident was a 24 inch diameter pipeline that goes from South Sioux City, Nebraska to Paullina, Iowa. Loeffler says despite the explosion, there was no loss of service. Listen here

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Loeffler believes repairs will be made within a few days. Cathy Shively of Northern Iowa Power Cooperative or NIPCO says portions of central Woodbury County were without power since their electrical highline wires were damaged, but for only a short time. Listen here

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The NIPCO representative says work crews are on the scene today and will place additional utility poles to help strengthen the line. Listen here

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Loeffler says the explosion probably could have been avoided if only work crews would have called 8-1-1. Listen here

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