(Updated 10:30 p.m.) With below-freezing temperatures, demand for gas went up Thursday and a nearby regulator station wasn't able to keep up with the demand, said Chris Kozak, a spokesman for Columbia Gas.
Workers went door-to-door to turn off gas service until repairs could be made. As of 10 p.m. Thursday, service was restored to 51 customers. Crews were still waiting to gain access to a handful of homes.
The customers live on Old State and Hillcrest roads and in Milan Manor. Columbia Gas has asked customers who are home to leave their porch lights on. This lets workers know someone is available to let them in the home to restore service.
Anyone with questions about the outage can call Columbia Gas at 1-800-344-4077.