Manitoba pipeline blast leaves thousands without heat

A natural gas pipeline leak caused a massive explosion and fire near Otterburne, Manitoba around...

A natural gas pipeline leak caused a massive explosion and fire near Otterburne, Manitoba around 1:05 a.m. Jan. 25, 2014. (Jason Thompson/Handout)

Kristin Annable, Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 6:22 PM ET

WINNIPEG - As the dust settles after Saturday's pipeline explosion in Otterburne, many in the area remain without gas and without answers.

Terry Johnson's trailer park in Grunthal has been without heat since the explosion in Otterburne rocked the skies of south-central Manitoba early Saturday morning.

"First, I heard it would be back in 24 hours, now they are saying it could be days," said Johnson, who says he hasn't been able to reach the gas company. "Does anybody, know anything about what is going on?"

An announcement sent out on Sunday by Manitoba Hydro said there is no timeline to when natural gas will be restored to the 4,000 homes affected in the rural municipalities of Hanover, Ritchot and De Salaberry.



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