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Woodland Park crews work to restore natural gas

Published On: Dec 20 2012 06:08:14 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 21 2012 12:37:57 PM CST

Black Hills Energy is working to restore natural gas service to some Woodland Park customers after a 4-inch gas line burst on Thursday afternoon.

Black Hills Energy spokesman, Wes Ashton, told KRDO NewsChannel 13 that a construction crew accidentally hit the line on the west side of Woodland Park around 2:15 p.m. Thursday.  The construction crew was not from Black Hills Energy.  The break left about 300 customers without natural gas service.

18 crews went door to door to re-light pilots late Thursday night.  Crews will continue to go door to door on Friday morning to re-light the remainder of the lights.  It's unclear how many people are still without service.

If no one is home, a flier will be left with contact information to make an appointment, Ashton said.

Crews originally hoped to be done by midnight, but were delayed. A spokesperson said it was more important to work safely than quickly. 

All restoration is expected to be done by early Friday morning. Stay with and KRDO NewsChannel 13 for updates.


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