SALEM, N.H. (AP) — Technicians were working to restore natural gas service to about 325 customers in a New Hampshire city Monday after a line was damaged by a contractor.
The customers of Unitil lost service in the South Broadway section of Salem at about 11:30 a.m. Monday.
The affected gas customers included the town's schools, fire station headquarters, town hall and senior center.
"Thankfully, the weather today is rather warm for a mid-January day, as hundreds of residents are without heat," said Salem Deputy Police Chief Joel Dolan. “However, the cold still poses a concern for many, and we encourage everyone to check in on those who are ill or elderly and may need assistance.”
The repairs to the gas line were expected to be completed Monday night, the company said.
Unitil technicians would then go door to door to make sure all meters were shut off. Once that was completed the technicians would begin the process of relighting the pilot lights.