Natural gas returning after Manitoba pipeline explosion

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)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:40 PM ET

WINNIPEG — The heat is on.

Natural gas service was restored early Tuesday in six Manitoba communities affected by Saturday’s pipeline explosion south of Winnipeg.

Four more towns were expected to be reconnected by Tuesday afternoon.

A spokesman for TransCanada Corporation said natural gas began flowing into Manitoba Hydro’s distribution system about 3 a.m. Tuesday, servicing customers in Ste. Agathe, Niverville, New Bothwell, Kleefeld, Otterburne, and Marchand.

Repairs continued at the pipeline site, with service expected to be restored for customers in St. Malo, St. Pierre-Jolys, Grunthal, and Dufrost.


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