27
Sep

Emergency Gas Pipeline Replacement Underway

Xcel / PSCo must immediately cut out and replace a section of 4" High Pressure Gas Transmission Pipeline that previously was suspended over Left Hand Creek northeast of the intersection of CO - 119 and S. Martin St. along the Saint Vrain Greenbelt. The "A-Frame" supports that held the pipe in suspension were damaged and washed out during the flood and they must re-establish these supports and replace that section of the pipe that now lies in the creek bottom. This is an emergency situation as Xcel has to shut off the gas in this line as a safety precaution. Customers in the area are in jeopardy of losing service. Call
1-800-895-1999 for more information.

20
Sep

Xcel Energy Emergency Update: Floods in the Front Range and Northern Colorado

Longmont – One of the areas most severely affected by flooding is the Royal Mobile Home Park, where 62 natural gas customers are out of service due to the significant damage. We will restore service when authorities indicate it is safe to do so.

Read the full story:  http://www.xcelenergy.com/About_Us/Energy_News/Emergency_Notices/Floods_in_the_Front_Range_and_Northern_Colorado

18
Sep

Xcel Energy Update for Longmont

Even though access to some areas and communities remains difficult and Xcel anticipates full restoration of natural gas service to take longer than customers expect, some progress is being made as roads are cleared, waters recede and sites are safe for crews to enter.

If you are in an area that may be flooded or if you may be evacuated from your home, please do not attempt to disconnect your natural gas or electricity service yourself. Xcel crews have the training and skills to do that safely.

If you are returning to a home or business that was affected by floods, please take extra precautions. Your natural gas meter might have been submerged in flood waters, and that means Xcel must check it prior to restoring gas service. Please do not attempt to turn on the natural gas yourself.

If the controls or any operating components on natural gas appliances were submerged, a trained service professional must inspect it. Manufacturers warn that these appliance components will corrode over time, causing gas valve failure, improper combustion and dangerous natural gas leaks.

Please remember that, if you detect a sulfur or “rotten egg” smell inside your home, it could be the odorant put in natural gas to help detect leaks.

If you notice that smell, leave your home immediately. Do not turn any electrical devices on or off and never use any phone until you are outside and safely away from the area. Then call 911 or call Xcel at 1-800-895-2999.

Stay away from downed power lines and assume they are energized. Call 911 or call Xcel at 1-800-895-1999 if you are an Xcel customer, or call 303-776-0011 if you are an Longmont Power & Communications customer to report downed or damaged power lines.

 More information about how to stay safe during natural gas outages caused by floods is available on xcelenergy.com.

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