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Natural Gas Explosion at Potato Chip Factory Forces Evacuations Lynn, MA, United States

Information Added: Thursday, January 13, 2000 - 8:19 PM ----- The explosion forced the closure of the northbound lanes of the Lynnway and the evacuation of several nearby buildings as a precaution.

The blast occurred outside of the potato chip factory, according to Lynn Fire Chief Curtis Numberg.

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-- Carl Jenkins (, January 14, 2000


Prediction: Out of this tragedy will many jokes arise. Pass the dip?

-- Steve (, January 14, 2000.

Tater Chips raining down like mana from heaven! I allways knew the lord would provide for the hungry masses that the y2k bug sought to destroy.

-- (, January 14, 2000.

Butt Nugget?

-- Andy (, January 14, 2000.

Potato chips give me natural gas explosions, which usually results in forced evacuations.

But, that happened before Y2k, too...

-- definitely not (y2k@related.nope), January 14, 2000.

No cheeps; cheesebuggas, cheesebuggas

-- (ohno@mr.bill), January 14, 2000.

and the connection (however slight) to Y2K computer data problems is.......?

-- plonk! (, January 14, 2000.

Let the Chips fall where they may? LOL...

-- consumer (, January 14, 2000.

Left unansewered in the mayhem and commotion:

Was this because of an embedded chip problem, or was the result an embedded chip problem?

If so, what were the chips embedded into?

-- Robert A Cook, PE (Marietta, GA) (, January 14, 2000.

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