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Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania Nears Completion of Gas Restoration Efforts in the City of Clairton

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania service technicians have restored gas service to approximately 1,100 customers in the city of Clairton and will continue to work in the area until all remaining customers have had their service re-established.

Nearly 1,200 customers had their gas service shut off on Monday, Feb. 20, when Columbia Gas experienced a drop in pressure on a natural gas distribution line in Clairton. As a result of this drop in pressure, the company temporarily interrupted service in the southern area of the city to ensure that the system was and remains safe and functioning properly.

Company technicians went door-to-door throughout the evening of Monday, Feb. 20, shutting off service individually for affected customers. When the distribution line was restored in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Feb. 21, more than 70 Columbia Gas technicians were dispatched to re-establish service to customers’ homes, relight appliances and perform safety checks throughout the day.

For customers not at home during the initial service restoration process, door hangers have been 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.

Columbia Gas thanks the city of Clairton for the resources it provided during the outage and restoration efforts, including community leader, police and fire department support, which has been vital to the safe and timely restoral of service for customers.

About Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania

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