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ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
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Posted: Nov 4, 2019 - 8:19am

Salt Lake Tribune converts to nonprofit; is looking to build an endowment.

Not really local but a strong paper in the region.
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Posted: Nov 4, 2019 - 7:29am

"The famed Can Opener bridge over Gregson Street may be peeling the tops off fewer trucks in the future.
The street will close Wednesday for two weeks so the N.C. Railroad can elevate the bridge eight inches. When the street reopens Nov. 5, the clearance of the bridge will have been raised from 11 feet 8 inches to a more truck-friendly 12 feet 4 inches..."
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Posted: Apr 10, 2019 - 11:18am



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Construction
crews apparently drilled into the gas line and sounded the alarm and they had about half an hour to evacuate before it sparked. I wondered how a firefighter had been injured, but they were already on scene.

So, bad as it was, it could have been much worse.
 
Yes, it's fortunate that the area was mostly evacuated before the blast; that's a very busy intersection for auto and foot traffic - lots of students from a nearby high school and Duke Univ.  If it were two hours earlier it could've been horrifically bad.  I hadn't heard any more about the firefighter yet; I assume part of a building collapsed on him or he was hit by flying debris.

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Posted: Apr 10, 2019 - 11:10am

 Proclivities wrote:

Oddly enough, the "11'8" Bridge" camera caught the sound and percussion from the explosion.  It's about 5 blocks from the site (for some reason they repeated it 3 times).  It was quite loud.

 
Holy shit.
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
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Posted: Apr 10, 2019 - 10:54am



 Proclivities wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 Proclivities wrote:
About an hour ago we felt a powerful explosion rock our building.  There is a lot of large, multi-story construction and excavation going on around here, which was the first suspect, but it was not from that.  A building a few blocks away (which I drive by every work day) had a gas explosion and was completely destroyed (erased/disintegrated), as if some giant removed it from between its two neighbors.  The building had a coffee shop on the ground floor and offices above.
 

Damn.
 

Oddly enough, the "11'8" Bridge" camera caught the sound and percussion from the explosion.  It's about 5 blocks from the site (for some reason they repeated it 3 times).  It was quite loud.
 

Construction
crews apparently drilled into the gas line and sounded the alarm and they had about half an hour to evacuate before it sparked. I wondered how a firefighter had been injured, but they were already on scene.

So, bad as it was, it could have been much worse.
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Location: Paris of the Piedmont
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 10, 2019 - 10:38am



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 Proclivities wrote:
About an hour ago we felt a powerful explosion rock our building.  There is a lot of large, multi-story construction and excavation going on around here, which was the first suspect, but it was not from that.  A building a few blocks away (which I drive by every work day) had a gas explosion and was completely destroyed (erased/disintegrated), as if some giant removed it from between its two neighbors.  The building had a coffee shop on the ground floor and offices above.
 

Damn.
 

Oddly enough, the "11'8" Bridge" camera caught the sound and percussion from the explosion.  It's about 5 blocks from the site (for some reason they repeated it 3 times).  It was quite loud.
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Apr 10, 2019 - 9:02am



 Proclivities wrote:
About an hour ago we felt a powerful explosion rock our building.  There is a lot of large, multi-story construction and excavation going on around here, which was the first suspect, but it was not from that.  A building a few blocks away (which I drive by every work day) had a gas explosion and was completely destroyed (erased/disintegrated), as if some giant removed it from between its two neighbors.  The building had a coffee shop on the ground floor and offices above.
 

Damn.
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Posted: Apr 10, 2019 - 8:56am



 Proclivities wrote:
About an hour ago we felt a powerful explosion rock our building.  There is a lot of large, multi-story construction and excavation going on around here, which was the first suspect, but it was not from that.  A building a few blocks away (which I drive by every work day) had a gas explosion and was completely destroyed (erased/disintegrated), as if some giant removed it from between its two neighbors.  The building had a coffee shop on the ground floor and offices above.
 

Whoa. That's terrible.
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Posted: Apr 10, 2019 - 8:47am

About an hour ago we felt a powerful explosion rock our building.  There is a lot of large, multi-story construction and excavation going on around here, which was the first suspect, but it was not from that.  A building a few blocks away (which I drive by every work day) had a gas explosion and was completely destroyed (erased/disintegrated), as if some giant removed it from between its two neighbors.  The building had a coffee shop on the ground floor and offices above.
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Posted: Nov 17, 2018 - 6:29am

I got delayed for a while as a rental truck got stuck under the notorious 11'8" bridge yesterday - eventually another driver allowed me to switch lanes and get around the truck.  The truck driver apparently wasn't going fast enough to tear the roof off, by the time I got there, they were letting air out of his front tires to try to back him out.
Surprisingly, there's no footage of it yet on the 11'8" website, though there is an amusing one from last week.


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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 - 1:21pm

 maryte wrote:
Some good Samaritan provided SRV with a life preserver in anticipation of rising flood waters:


 
Love it!
maryte

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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 - 12:49pm

Some good Samaritan provided SRV with a life preserver in anticipation of rising flood waters:

SeriousLee

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Location: Dans l'milieu d'deux milles livres


Posted: Oct 18, 2018 - 12:31pm

{#Lol}

Homeowner leaves house unlocked, but wasn’t taken to the cleaners–Oct 18/18

The Mounties say you should always lock your house when leaving, but it worked out okay for a Halifax area homeowner this week.

The homeowner had left the house unlocked so a neighbor could walk the dog.

The neighbor called the homeowner after seeing two women show up with a vacuum cleaner and a mop.

The homeowner called the RCMP who responded and discovered the two women had cleaned the house and left without knowing they had the wrong address.

Edit: Oops. I see now we already had a thread for Local News. My bad.

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Posted: Mar 1, 2012 - 7:41am


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Posted: Mar 1, 2012 - 7:39am

 JrzyTmata wrote: 
Damn it. I didn't see that when I searched for "news."

OK, I'll delete my original post. No one else post here. Move along...nothing to see here.


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Posted: Mar 1, 2012 - 7:29am

doh!
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Posted: Mar 1, 2012 - 7:26am

Firearms Open-Carry Bill Passes Committee  Governor has previously stated that she will sign it.