Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions and Fires in Lawrence, North Andover and Andover - NECN

A look back at the disaster that devastated Lawrence, Andover and North Andover

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 at 12:13 AM EST

Lawrence Woman Injured by Stove Issued From Columbia Gas

Lawrence Woman Injured by Stove Issued From Columbia Gas

It’s been nearly three months since an over pressurized gas line caused thousands to lose gas in the Merrimack Valley, leaving many without heat and the ability to cook. Columbia Gas has been working to get...

Monday, Dec 3, 2018 at 07:21 PM EST

Columbia Gas Nears Dec. 16 Restoration Deadline

Columbia Gas Nears Dec. 16 Restoration Deadline

Columbia Gas crews were out working on Sunday as the Dec. 16 restoration deadline nears. The Rennies say they are ready to move on. Their heaters have been powered by a humming generator outside for months,...

Monday, Dec 3, 2018 at 08:06 PM EST

Trailers to Be Removed From Merrimack Valley

Trailers to Be Removed From Merrimack Valley

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency plans to shutter six temporary trailer sites across the Merrimack Valley, a move that could force more than two dozen families to move into hotels or apartments. T...

Monday, Nov 26, 2018 at 06:50 PM EST

Family of Teen Killed During Merrimack Valley Tragedy Speaks

Family of Teen Killed During Merrimack Valley Tragedy Speaks

As lawmakers grilled gas company executives at the first U.S. Senate hearing on the Merrimack Valley explosions, those who have been effected filled the audience and listened closely. Some of the most powerful...

Monday, Nov 26, 2018 at 11:33 PM EST

Officials Give Columbia Gas an 'F' for Response to Disaster

Officials Give Columbia Gas an 'F' for Response to Disaster

Congress members called for executives at the utility company to blame for September's natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts to step down Monday as they held a special hearing into the disaster. The...

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