Gas Service Restored to All But 49 Customers in Montclair

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Natural gas service was restored to all but 49 customers in Montclair as of Sunday night, after an outage that lasted several days, officials said.


Crews work to restore natural gas service in Montclair on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

Crews had been working since Tuesday on restoring service to some 1,000 customers after leaks caused outages in the downtown area, according to the Southern California Gas Company.

Workers visited every home that was affected by the outage, said spokeswoman Denise King. Service had not yet been restored at the 49 locations where the customers were not at home. Those residents were urged to contact the Gas Company to schedule an appointment.

Water service, which had been shut off to 23 customers for three days due to a gas leak, was restored as of 11 a.m. Saturday, the Monte Vista Water District said in a statement.

The problems were first reported Tuesday afternoon at the southwest corner of Palo Verde Street and Central Avenue, where a water main was leaking.

About 10:45 p.m., crews “noticed bubbles and the smell of gas emerging from the work area,” the water district said in a statement. They notified the gas company and vacated the area.

Crews identified a damaged gas pipeline and repaired it, after which they began the process of restoring service.

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