The Tribune-Review does a wonderful job with the gas leak emergency, evacuation, and emergency response at Point State Park. Justin Vellucci gives us just the facts, man, and Allison M. Heinrichs frames it in terms of continuing bad karma over the disturbance of the Fort Pitt area.
The Hilton Hotel came out partially against the renovations … not so much because they had to order an evacuation yesterday, but because of the downing of old trees.
By all accounts, the performance of emergency responders and repair crews was superb.
On the television, KDKA’s John Schumway provided good coverage, ending with his report that mud, having collected over weeks working through poor weather conditions, covered up a warning line that would have prevented the ram hoe from impacting the gas line.
Now that bad winter weather has degraded the safety and efficiency of construction, the Comet recommends this is a good time to take pause.
During which time we might finally discuss … many things. For example, the transfer of those power lines, and the businesses they would service, to another venue; maybe some sort of grand outdoor public square, or circle, further inland, but still convenient to Downtown …