Kinder Morgan plant in Snyder experiences power failure, explosion

Snyder residents heard a boom and saw windows shake as the Kinder Morgan natural gas plant experienced a power outage and an explosion early Tuesday morning.

According to the City of Snyder Emergency Management, calls came in around 6:45 a.m. Tueday for an explosion, and fire personnel and emergency crews arrived at the plant. The plant was able to isolate the incident and shut down the facility.

In an official statement from the plant provided to the city, all employees were accounted for.

"At approximately 6:40 a.m. Central Time (Tuesday), an incident occurred which caused a power outage and damages to our SACROC facility, located in Snyder, Texas. Flaring and venting occurred at the facility as a result. All personnel have been accounted for," according to a statement.

The company has isolated and shut down the facility, and the area has been secured with the help of emergency responders. A portion of County Road 226 and FM 1611 near the facility have been closed as a precaution.

Appropriate regulatory agencies are being notified and air monitoring is ongoing. An investigation into the incident will be conducted.

This article originally appeared on Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Snyder Kinder Morgan plant experiences power failure, explosion