Photos: W.Virginia Gas Line Explodes, Burns Homes And Roads

Flames burn from a gas line explosion across Interstate 77 near Sissonville, W.Va., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. At least five homes went up in flames Tuesday afternoon and a badly damaged section of Interstate 77 was shut down in both directions near Sissonville after a natural gas explosion triggered an hour-long inferno that officials say spanned about a quarter-mile. (AP Photo/Joe Long)
Flames burn from a gas line explosion across Interstate 77 near Sissonville, W.Va., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. At least five homes went up in flames Tuesday afternoon and a badly damaged section of Interstate 77 was shut down in both directions near Sissonville after a natural gas explosion triggered an hour-long inferno that officials say spanned about a quarter-mile. (AP Photo/Joe Long)

A natural gas pipe near Charleston, West Virginia had exploded in flames and caused huge fire that damaged roads, buildings and houses.

The massive flames shoot 50 to 75 feet into the air before the fire was extinguished.

The explosion occurred between Sissonville and Pocatalico in a 20-inch transmission line owned by NiSource Inc.

The incident happened at about 12:40 p.m. on Tuesday.

Associated Press reported that four homes went up in flames and collapsed in charred heaps after an inferno that was caused by the explosion raged for at least an hour, melting guardrails and pavement on a swath of Interstate 77. 

Five other homes had extensive external damage.

Interstate 77  was badly damaged and was closed to traffic in both directions.

The blaze’s extreme heat appeared to have shifted a bridge on the interstate.

Several people who lives around the area were injured.

This is a disaster.

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Photos: Sandy Causes Blizzards In Appalachia

An ambulance is stuck in over a foot of snow off of Highway 33 West, near Belington, W.Va. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Belington, W.Va. Superstorm Sandy buried parts of West Virginia under more than a foot of snow on Tuesday, cutting power to at least 264,000 customers and closing dozens of roads. At least one death was reported. The storm not only hit higher elevations hard as predicted, communities in lower elevations got much more than the dusting of snow forecasters had first thought from a dangerous system that also brought significant rainfall, high wind gusts and small-stream flooding. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)

Hurricane Sandy killed at least 45 people in the United States after it pounded the U.S. East Coast with a record storm surge, high winds and heavy rains.

In West Virginia and neighboring Appalachian states, Hurricane Sandy causes wet snow, high winds and blizzard conditions.

One interstate was closed as trucks and cars bogged down and many people were out of power.

Snow covers the streets Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, after superstorm Sandy moved through Elkins, W.Va. Sandy buried parts of West Virginia under more than a foot of snow on Tuesday, cutting power to at least 243,000 customers and closing dozens of roads. At least one death was reported. (AP Photo/Vicki Smith)
A vehicle drives past a fallen tree limb caused by heavy snow during a blizzard caused by Hurricane Sandy in Garrett County, western Maryland October 30, 2012. Millions of people across the eastern United States awoke to scenes of destruction wrought by monster storm Sandy, which knocked out power to swaths of the densely populated region, swamped New York’s subways and flooded streets in Manhattan’s financial district. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
Backpacker Will Overman of Virginia Beach, Va., heads to his car Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, near Gatlinburg, Tenn. About 50 backpackers took shelter in the park during Sunday night’s snowfall. Rangers expect more snow and high winds in the days to come as fallout from the storm pounding the East Coast. (AP Photo/Knoxville News Sentinel, J. Miles Cary)

Snow covers Mountain Lake Road near Mountain Lake Hotel at an elevation of 4000 feet in Giles County Va. on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. About three inches of snow was measured in a snow gauge at the hotel, the first snow fall of the year, as result of Hurricane Sandy, according to the The Roanoke Times. (AP Photo/The Roanoke Times, Matt Gentry

Snow-covered trees are seen after an overnight storm Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, near Gatlinburg, Tenn. Rangers expect more snow and high winds in the days to come as fallout from the storm pounding the East Coast. (AP Photo/Knoxville News Sentinel, J. Miles Cary)

Sheeps try to find food and shelter beside pine trees laden with heavy snow during a blizzard from Hurricane Sandy in Garrett County, western Maryland October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
Snow sticking to tree limbs on Grandview Road in Beckley, V.Va. Monday Oct. 29, 2012 as Hurricane Sandy wheeled toward land as forecasters feared Monday, raking cities along the Northeast corridor with rain and wind gusts, flooding shore towns, washing away a section of the Atlantic City Boardwalk, and threatening to cripple Wall Street and New York’s subway system with a huge surge of corrosive seawater. (AP Photo/The Register-Herald, Rick Barbero

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Photos: Aftermath of The Eastern US Violent Storms

Frances Lukens looks at the tangle of boards and tree limbs piercing her living room ceiling in Lynchburg, Va. on Saturday, June 30, 2012 after a huge oak tree fell directly on the house during a storm the previous night. (AP Photo/The News & Advance, Parker Michels-Boyce)

There were violent storms from Indiana to New Jersey since Friday June 29, 2012.

This is a very bad disaster.

At least 13 people were killed and 3 million people are without power.

Emergencies were declared in Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, the District of Columbia and Virginia.

In West Virginia, trees fell on both sides of the train tracks.

232 Amtrak passengers were stranded Friday night on a train.

The storms also damaged a prison in Illinois and huge trees fell across streets in Washington area.

A tree toppled by severe storms sits atop a car in Washington’s Dupont Circle neighborhood on Saturday, June 30, 2012 in Washington. More than two million people across the eastern U.S. lost power after violent storms and two people died, including a 90-year-old woman asleep in bed when a tree slammed into her home, a police spokeswoman said Saturday. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)
Lighting flashes Saturday morning, June, 30, 2012 in Hebron Md.. Violent storms swept across the eastern U.S., killing at least nine people and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands on a day that temperatures across the region are expected to reach triple-digits. (AP photo by Salisbury Daily Times, Kristin Roberts)
Mike Wolfe’s pick-up truck lies under a fallen tree in front of his house after a severe storm in Falls Church, Va., Saturday, June 30, 2012. Wolfe’s daughter Samanth Wolfe created the for sale sign as a joke. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
In this photo taken Friday, June 29, 2012 shows a brick wall from the second story of the Christie’s on the Square store in Columbus Grove, Ohio. The bricks fell on and crushed two vehicles as strong winds tore through the region Friday afternoon. (AP Photo/The Lima News, Jay Sowers)
People survey storm damage in the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Washington, June 30, 2012. Wind gusts clocked at speeds of up to 79 mph ( 127 kmh) were reported in and around the U.S. capital, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of homes in the Washington area. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Debris from the storm-damaged Park Tanglewood apartments, some of which were exposed when high winds tore open a hole in the roof and knocked out the electricity, sits atop cars and utility lines in the parking lot in Riverdale, Maryland, June 30, 2012. Wind gusts clocked at speeds of up to 79 mph were reported in and around the U.S. capital, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of homes in the Washington, D.C., area. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst )
The dislodged awning of the storm-damaged Park Tanglewood apartments, some of which were exposed when high winds tore open a hole in the roof and knocked out the electricity, sits in the parking lot in Riverdale, Maryland, June 30, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Powerful storms hit the mid-Atlantic states with hurricane-force gusts Friday, knocking out power to more than one million people in the region. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

A Late April Snowstorm In U.S. Northeast – Photos

Ice and snow coat tulips, a result of a blast of snow and wind, along Milestrip Road in Orchard Park, New York April 23, 2012. A late-April snowstorm struck a wide area of the U.S. Northeast on Monday, raising the threat of downed trees and hazardous roads and causing scattered power outages in several states. REUTERS/Doug Benz

It is already spring but it snows again in western Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia and western New York.

I think the REUTERS’s photo of the ice and snow coated tulips is very, very beautiful.

It reminded me of the beautiful AP’s photos of the freezing weather in Florida on January 7, 2010 >>> please click here.

Ice and snow coats a tulips, a result of a blast of snow and wind, along Milestrip Road in Orchard Park, New York April 23, 2012. REUTERS/Doug Benz
A blast of snow and wind hits Court Street in downtown Buffalo, New York April 23, 2012. REUTERS/Doug Benz
Birds perch on a branch during a spring snowstorm in Pembroke, N.Y., Monday, April 23, 2012. A spring nor'easter packing soaking rain and high winds churned up the Northeast Monday morning, unleashing a burst of winter and up to a foot of snow in higher elevations inland, closing some schools and sparking concerns of power outages. (AP Photo/David Duprey)
Don Buckley takes his dog Gracie for a walk during a spring snowstorm in Akron, N.Y., Monday, April 23, 2012. A spring nor'easter dumped up to six inches of snow east of Lake Ontario on Monday, and parts of western New York could see more than a foot of snow before the late-season storm moves on. (AP Photo/David Duprey)
A flowering Dog wood tree in Johnstown, Pa., is covered by a fresh blanket of snow, Monday, April 23, 2012. (AP Photo/The Tribune-Democrat, Todd Berkey)
Snow blankets the trees and a road in Jackson Township, Pa., Monday, April 23, 2012. (AP Photo/The Tribune-Democrat, Arlene Johns)
Michael Stilson of Windber, Pa., shovels wet-heavy snow along Graham Ave. in Windber, Somerset County, Monday, April 23, 2012. (AP Photo/The Tribune-Democrat, Todd Berkey)

Take Me Home, Country Roads

Have you heard the song, ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’?

I really love singing the song.

It was written and sang by John Denver.

The song is about the country roads in West Virgina.

It tells us about the beautiful mountains and the Shenadoah River.

I have been on the country roads in Ohio, New York and the Mid-West but not in West Virginia.

I wish that I can go to West Virginia and see the beautiful places as in the song.

We planned to go to Washington DC and to West Virginia this summer but we could not go there because of Influenza A(H1N1).

I hope I can go to West Virginia next year  😉

Country roads. West Virginia
Country roads. West Virginia
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John Denver
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West Virginia