READING, PA – December 7, 2014 – UGI Penn Natural Gas (UGI PNG) crews have restored service to customers affected by the natural gas incident that occurred at Smith and Laurel Streets in Dunmore on December 4, 2014. UGI PNG crews have also replaced the section of natural gas main located in the sinkhole at the intersection of Smith and Laurel Street, and have repaired road surfaces in the area that were affected by the incident response effort.
UGI PNG offers its sincere condolences to the Mecca family over the death of Madlyn M. Mecca, who died in the explosion on the morning of December 4, and to all those who lost a friend and neighbor. We also extend our sympathies to all residents of the Dunmore community who have been impacted by the incident.
UGI PNG personnel will remain in the incident area in Dunmore for the next few days. Crews will be monitoring the Company’s natural gas distribution system in the incident area and will conduct regular leak checks. UGI PNG personnel will also check for any trace amounts of residual gas that may still be present. Customers are reminded that if they smell gas, they should immediately leave the location and call UGI PNG at 1-800-276-2722.
UGI PNG thanks customers in the Dunmore community for their cooperation, patience and understanding as the Company responded to this incident.
UGI Utilities, Inc. is a natural gas and electric utility company that serves approximately 660,000 customers. General information about UGI Utilities is available at www.ugi.com on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ugiutilities or Twitter: www.twitter.com/ugi_utilities.
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