PORT HURON, Mich., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 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 is a division of SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. (NYSE: SEN).
SEMCO ENERGY Inc. is a diversified energy and infrastructure company that
distributes natural gas to more than 383,000 customers in Michigan and Alaska.
It also owns and operates businesses involved in natural gas pipeline
construction services, propane distribution, intrastate pipelines 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
SOURCE SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY