Ser­vice mostly re­stored fol­low­ing gas ex­plo­sions

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - WORLD -

LAWRENCE, Mass. - The util­ity com­pany that caused the Septem­ber nat­u­ral gas pipe­line ex­plo­sions in Mas­sachusetts says work to fully re­store gas ser­vice is mostly com­plete. Columbia Gas said Fri­day that 96 per cent of af­fected cus­tomers in Lawrence, North An­dover and An­dover have had ser­vice re­stored.

The com­pany says most of the homes and busi­nesses still need­ing ser­vice re­stored are ones that chose to com­plete the work them­selves rather than use the com­pany’s con­trac­tors.

Columbia Gas says it’s been re­new­ing ef­forts to help these cus­tomers. It also says some 900 peo­ple re­main in tem­po­rary hous­ing.

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