Reading, PA (October 31, 2012, 2:30 p.m.) – UGI Utilities, Inc., is standing down its Gas Division Hurricane Sandy storm response team. UGI’s Gas Division has not experienced any interruptions of natural gas service to customers as a result of the hurricane. As a precaution, Gas Division crews will continue to monitor low-lying areas and levels of creeks, streams and rivers for potential flooding.
UGI’s Gas Division is managing spot electric power and telephone outages at several of its facilities, but is conducting normal operations.
UGI reminds all of its gas customers that contemporary natural gas appliances require electric power for operation of the electronic ignition and for fans and blowers that may be associated with the equipment. If you are experiencing an electric outage, your gas appliance may not operate.
Safety is a priority at UGI. If you smell gas, which has an odorant added to aid in detection similar to that of rotten eggs, leave the building immediately and call 1-800-276-2722 from a neighbor’s phone or your mobile phone.
Customers interested in additional information about UGI’s Hurricane Sandy storm response can visit the UGI website at www.ugi.com/outages; on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ugiutilities; or Twitter at www.twitter.com/ugi_utilities.
UGI’s Gas Division has headquarters in Reading, Pennsylvania and serves approximately 340,000 customers in 15 southeastern Pennsylvania counties, including customers in and around Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Hazleton, Harrisburg, Lancaster and Reading.
Additional information about UGI’s Gas Division is available at www.ugi.com.