PORT HURON, Mich., Dec. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY is
asking customers to avoid piling snow and ice on gas meters when clearing
sidewalks and driveways.
Heavy buildups of snow and ice on meters and pipes can cause stress that
may lead to gas leaks. Additionally, built-up snow and ice can hinder quick
access to a shut-off valve in an emergency.
Customers also are being asked to carefully clear icicles and other large
amounts of ice from their roofs and around gas meters as a safety precaution.
Falling ice, like heavy ice buildups on meters and pipes, also can cause
stress that may lead to gas leaks.
SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY, a division of SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. (NYSE: SEN),
distributes natural gas to more than 267,000 residential, commercial and
industrial customers in Michigan. The Alaska division, ENSTAR Natural Gas
Company, distributes natural gas to more than 100,000 customers in Anchorage
and surrounding areas. The Company also owns and operates businesses involved
in natural gas engineering and quality assurance services, pipeline
construction services, propane distribution, intrastate pipeline and natural
gas storage in various regions of the United States. In addition, it provides
information technology and outsourcing services, specializing in the mid-range
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