The Rockies Express Pipeline is complete and crews are moved out, but they left some county road damage behind.
Muskingum County Engineer, Doug Davis says Virginia Ridge, Wilson, and Irish Ridge Roads all received heavy traffic throughout the construction of the pipeline. Now, the county must repair the roadways before winter hits.
"I'm running out of the window of weather here where I'll have time to get those roads repaired for Winter, so we've asked them to reimburse the...
Muskingum County will soon have two thousand new trees.
The Rockies Express Pipeline donated around two-thousand trees worth more than four-thousand dollars, that were left over from their restoration efforts in the county.
"What they're trying to do is show how supportive they are to local communities and they're glad they're here and glad to be be here and we're glad they've been here and are here to help out for our county," says Jerry Lavy, Muskingum County...
The Rockies Express Pipeline is donating a 20' Connex storage unit to the Harrison Township Fire Department.
The Connex is from the compressor station and is valued at $4,000
"It is going to come in handy, store our carnival items for our annual fundraiser we put on every year. We have stuff scattered throughout the township every year, this will be a central location for everything so when we go to look for something we know where it is at," says Joseph...
Natural gas is now flowing once again through the Rockies Express Pipeline. The pipeline had to be shut down and repaired after a rupture November 14, 2009 in Philo.
WHIZ's Katie Jeffries has more.
Pipeline officials say a welding issue caused the rupture that forced around 50 residents to evacuate their homes. Rockies Express spokesman, Allen Fore, says the company has repaired the problem and notified the Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency, the...
Just more than a month ago a pipe in the Rockies Express Pipeline ruptured just south of Philo. Now the company is admitting to first responders, it made mistakes.
"I think the ball was dropped by Rockies initially and they admitted too that they did not get out and train with us, they did not give us a lot of phone numbers or contact number and I believe all that was straightened out at the meeting," says Bo Keck, Director of the Muskingum County Emergency...
Philo residents who live near the Rockies Express Pipeline are back in their homes after a gas leak near Irish Ridge Road on Saturday, but some are still on edge.
Muskingum County Commissioner, Brian Hill, says that is completely understandable.
"I'm sure it made them nerous. It would make me as well. Again, I think the responders-as in any kind of accident-responded well and did their jobs. I guess that would help me feel somewhat settled, " says Hill.
The evacuated residents are back in their homes, but they say they are concerned for their safety after the Rockies Express Pipeline gas leak.
"I was on my porch, heard it and then looked over toward the pumping station and saw a big cloud dust and gas blowing toward the house, Phil Crowders house. You could hear a constant noise it sounded like a jet taking off," tells resident Dan Wilson.
Residents who live near the compressor station say they were alarmed...