Columbia Gas continues work to restore service to Elyria customers

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ELYRIA, Ohio-- Service to more than 500 Columbia Gas customers in Elyria was restored on Friday.

Gas to more than 2,500 was shut down after workers found air in the lines on Thursday.

Throughout the day, crews purged lines and reintroduced gas to the system in order to relight service.

The Lorain County Office of Emergency Management said Columbia Gas workers started in the blue zone.

Officials on Friday evening now say relighting will begin in the yellow zone Saturday morning after 7 a.m.  Customers in the pink zone will not have service restored until later Saturday.

Read the latest, here. 

(Photo courtesy: Lorain County Office of Emergency Management)

It's also important that customers without gas should not attempt to relight appliances themselves.

A representative from Columbia Gas will inspect the house when it is safe to restore service. An adult must be present to restore service. If residents plan on leaving their home, Columbia Gas asks they leave contact information on their door.

  • Columbia Gas is providing lodging. Residents should call 1-800-272-5440 or email ohlodging@nisource.com
  • Anyone with financial claims related to the shut-off can call 1-800-915-9161.
  • Shelter is open at Eastern Heights Middle School on Garford Avenue. Transportation for those with special needs is available by calling 440-284-0357.

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