Vectren looks for answers to Lafayette gas explosion


Lafayette, december 1, 2002 - Over the weekend, bulldozers cleared away the  rubble of four homes that were destroyed in last Wednesday's gas explosions.

Monday the workers hope to determine whether the gas main was properly marked. 

A construction crew that was installing a traffic signal, struck a natural gas line, which led to  the explosions.   
The street where it happened will remain closed as the investigation continues.

The explosion injured two people and leveled four homes.

The Red Cross is supplying food and shelter for the displaced residents.

The explosions occurred about 20 minutes after 10 a.m., when the crew ruptured the main.  Just before 1 p.m. another house exploded nearby.