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Gov. Tomblin assesses explosion damage

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Governor Earl Ray Tomblin made his way to Sissonville High School just hours after today's gas line explosion to assess the damage.

Gov. Tomblin traveled to the school this afternoon, which acted as a command center.

"We were walking up the area and the asphalt felt like it was still burning," Gov. Tomblin said. "So your feet were hot. It was like walking on a volcano."

The governor took time to survey the damage caused by the explosion.

He issued this statement to the media just after 5 p.m. Tuesday:

"After looking at the damage, I'm grateful for the quick action of our local and state emergency responders who immediately called for a shelter in place," Gov. Tomblin said.