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Hundreds temporarily lose natural gas service Pennsylvania

January 6, 2019 GMT

DONORA, Pa. (AP) — Officials say hundreds of Pennsylvania utility customers who had their natural gas service temporarily shut off should have it restored by early Monday.

Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania shut off service Saturday to about 1,700 customers in Washington County. That came after a contractor working on a gas line in Donora detected an influx of air in the line.

The utility company says the decision to suspend service was made “out of an abundance of caution.” It says there’s no threat to customers.

Technicians turned off all gas meters in the affected area in the state’s southwest corner before performing maintenance. The service restoration work started Sunday and should be completed sometime Monday morning.

During the restoration, crews are going door-to-door to perform safety checks and relight natural gas appliances,