Natural Gas Service in Belknap Township Experiencing Interruption
Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op (PIE&G) crews were working to repair a natural gas main valve this morning when a leak occurred, causing an interruption to approximately 115 services. Crews on site responded immediately to shut off supply to the main. Emergency responders were notified and arrived to help secure the scene to insure public safety. There were no injuries and only minor damage to PIE&G’s equipment.
Repairs are underway and barring complications, PIE&G anticipates that service will be restored later this evening. PIE&G will be contacting affected members in Belknap Township (Presque Isle County) with additional information.
PIE&G members should be aware of the safety precautions in a natural gas emergency. If you smell natural gas (a rotten egg odor) or suspect a leak, remember:
- Leave the area immediately.
- Don't try to locate the source of the leak.
- Don't use an electric or electronic device or open flames.
Call 9-1-1 and contact PIE&G immediately at (800) 423-6634 to report a suspected gas leak emergency.