We had just watched the news of the day and hubby found Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives on the food channel, when a strange sound filled our ears. It sounded like a hot air balloon had landed on our roof. For a moment I thought the end of the world really had arrived, or aliens were landing in our back yard.
Everyone in the neighbourhood rushed outside to listen to this really loud and unusual noise. My husband jumped into his truck to go investigate, and my son went off on his skateboard to his friends house. He was alert enough to take a short video of what was causing the noise.
It was a gas line blowout. Luckily nothing ignited it or I might be writing a whole different story tonight. The blowout occurred between two schools, so expect people to go ballistic tomorrow. That gas line has been there for over 50 years, without incident, but it will become a huge issue now. I am expecting greenies or aliens at my door any minute now!
The emergency personnel acted promptly and did their jobs. Thanks to them, our neighbourhood is safe again.
I will probably still sleep uneasy tonight, but I am sure by tomorrow everything will be back to normal. Thankfully, there was no big bang!