Dozens of Milan residents weather gas outage

Columbia Gas customers in Milan went without heat as company worked to restore services for up to 58 affected homes.
Sandusky Register Staff
Jan 3, 2013

(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.

Comments

Kimo

Re: "With the below freezing temperatures, demand for gas went up Thursday and a nearby regulator station wasn't able to keep up with the demand."

15 degree weather and they can't handle that?
What would happen if the temp drops to zero?

Factitious

Utility deregulation has overshot the mark and the remaining regulatory system is just as corrupt as the legislators who did the deregulating. As a result, utilities infrastructure is falling apart. Obsolete and inadequate gas, sewer and water pipes leak and leach lead into out drinking water. Tilting utility poles are festooned with rat's nests of cables. Nuke plants are ticking time bombs. Our economic engine could easily provide excellent utility and transportation infrastructure as well as cleaner air and water, but instead we just let greedy selfish people get fabulously wealthy by mismanaging our country for their immediate selfish benefit without regard for the future.

HS Sports Fan

I don't think they like the word infrastructure in Milan for some reason?? Lets hope this problem gets straightened out, it's really sad to see anyone go without heat even the elite.

wiredmama222

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God Of Thunder

@Factitious
Can you do us a favor?? Next time you post a comment, can you post it with subtitles so we can understand what the hell you are rambling on about??
My head is spinning after trying to comprehend what you were saying.. How did you turn this article into 'tilting utility poles festooned with rat's nests of cables'?

macwilliam

Nice posting...
Hairstyles 2013

macwilliam

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Kimo

Re: "colds from being without heat "

Colds are caused by a virus.