Gas Service Being Restored to 1,200 in Jacksboro

Monday, Feb 10, 2014  |  Updated 10:44 AM CDT
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Texas Gas Service said late Friday it had started to restore service to some of its 1,200 customers in Jacksboro who had been without gas since early Thursday. The process will continue through the weekend.

Scott Gordon, NBC 5 News

Texas Gas Service said late Friday it had started to restore service to some of its 1,200 customers in Jacksboro who had been without gas since early Thursday. The process will continue through the weekend.

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Residents in Jacksboro Without Gas Service

Texas Gas Service says Thursday that liquids entering the distribution system forced the company to shut down gas service to 1,200 customers in Jacksboro.

1,200 Jacksboro Residents Without Gas Service

Texas Gas Service says Thursday that liquids entering the distribution system forced the company to shut down gas service to 1,200 customers in Jacksboro.
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Texas Gas Service said Sunday it restored gas to the entire Jacksboro mainline system and continues to relight some of its 1,200 customers who had been without gas since early Thursday.

Crews worked to remove liquids that had entered the system and reintroduce gas, the company said.

The company says it has restored service to over 600 homes and businesses, and they hope to have the issue resolved by Monday.

Technicians will be working during the night to restore services. The company asks home owners to keep their pets secure so that all technicians can perform their job safely. Technicians will have to enter the homes of those who have been affected. If home owners do not want technicians to knock on their front door late this evening they can leave a note on their door or leave the front porch light on, said the company.

"We are working to restore natural gas. We are mobilizing extra crews from around the state of Texas as well as our sister company in Oklahoma, Oklahoma Natural Gas, in an effort to restore natural gas service just as soon as natural gas is restored to our system," the company said in a news release.

Crews brought CNG trailers to town to provide natural gas service to the hospital and assisted living facilities. Additionally, the city of Jacksboro set up three relief centers around town.

"We are mindful of the cold conditions and we are working as quickly and as safely as possible to restore our distribution system in Jacksboro. We apologize for this inconvenience," the company said in a news release.

The City of Jacksboro has set up relief centers at the Activity Center on 1114 state Highway 59 and Jack City Fair Barn at 1072 state Highway 59.

The American Red Cross is helping customers at the relief centers.

Customers can check the company's website at www.TexasGasService.com for more information.

Editor's note: NBC 5 initially reported that the natural gas shutdown impacted 4,600 people, the population of the town. Texas Gas says it has 1,200 gas customers in Jacksboro. The story has been updated to reflect the latest information.

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