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COLUMBIA GAS OF PENNSYLVANIA REPORTS OUTAGE IN CLAIRTON, PA

Monday, February 20, 2017

Earlier today, Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania experienced a drop in pressure on a natural gas distribution line in Clairton, Pa. As a result of this drop in pressure, the company must temporarily interrupt service in the city of Clairton to ensure that the system is safe and functioning properly.

As a result, approximately 1,200 Columbia Gas customers in Clairton who are connected to that distribution system will have their natural gas service interrupted while the necessary safety checks are performed and service is restored. The affected area is south of the Montour Trail.

Our customers’ safety is our number one priority. Company technicians will be going door-to-door throughout the evening and night shutting off service individually for affected customers. Once the system has been restored, crews will then need to restore gas service for all affected customers.

For customers not home during the service restoration process, door hangers will be left at their homes informing them of the outage and requesting they call Columbia Gas at 1-888-460-4332 for a service technician to be dispatched to restore service to their homes. While we cannot guarantee a timeline for service restoration, we anticipate beginning to restore service to customers throughout the day tomorrow, February 21, 2017.

With warmer temperatures in the area, a warming center has not been established; however, we are working with Clairton Emergency Management personnel to assess that need. Should it be determined that a warming station is necessary, we will post updates on our website at www.ColumbiaGasPA.com.  

For more information and regular updates, visit www.ColumbiaGasPA.com

About Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania

Media Contact:
Sarah Barczyk
(724) 914-7257
 sbarczyk@nisource.com