Officials restore gas service to most customers in Gonzales, Geismar after wreck

Crews in Ascension Parish working to restore natural gas after wreck damaged regulator

ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

UPDATE:

As of around 3 p.m. Tuesday, Atmos Energy says service has been restored to the vast majority of customers (about 1,700 of the 2,000). Service crews have placed tags on the doors of customers who were not home. Once home, customers should notify Atmos that their service needs to be restored and a technician will be sent out.

ORIGINAL:

Crews with Atmos Energy are working to restore natural gas service to about 2,000 homes and businesses in Gonzales and Geismar after a vehicle wreck damaged a natural gas regulator.

“Atmos Energy crews shut down the natural gas system to safely perform repairs, and affected customers do not have gas service at this time. Trained technicians will begin restoring service to customers as soon as this evening, but it may take a few days to fully restore the area,” said Tommy Hebert, manager of public affairs for Atmos Energy.

Officials with Atmos Energy say they will need access to customers' natural gas meters during this repair process. They also advise that anyone who smells natural gas should leave the area immediately and call 911 or Atmos' 24/7 emergency line at 866-322-8667.

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