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Keep snow and ice from gas meters

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at 6:04 p.m.
  • Updated Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at 10:06 a.m.

Black Hills Energy is asking Kansans to make sure their gas meters are free of snow and ice.

The gas company said residents should use a broom to gently remove any snow and ice from meters. Do not use a shovel, ice pick or other tool that might damage the meter.

Because natural gas is injected with a rotten egg odor, it can be smelled if there is a leak. Vance Crocker, the general manager of Black Hills Energy’s Kansas gas utility, said people who detect a leak indoors should immediately evacuate the building and call 911 or the Black Hills Energy emergency number: 800-694-8989.

Reach Beccy Tanner at 316-268-6336 or btanner@wichitaeagle.com.

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