PORT HURON, Mich., Jan. 29 /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, Inc. distributes natural gas to more than 383,000 customers
combined in Michigan, as SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY, and in Alaska, as ENSTAR
Natural Gas Company. It 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 computer market.
SOURCE SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY