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  • December 23, 2013

Storm Information

We have been lucky here in Mississauga East-Cooksville that we didn’t have a large, prolonged power disruption due to the recent ice storm.  Regardless, I would like to pass along some important information from Enbridge Gas Distribution.
Enbridge Gas wants to remind customers that clearing snow and ice is an important part of winter safety. In addition to scraping car windows and shoveling sidewalks, natural gas meters, pressure regulators and appliance exhaust vents should be kept free of snow and ice to operate safely and efficiently.
Snow or ice build-up could damage a natural gas meter or regulator, interrupt natural gas service or cause an appliance to malfunction, which could create a serious safety hazard.
If a meter, regulator or external vents are covered with snow or ice, remove the snow carefully with either a car brush or broom. Do not use sharp objects or force, such as kicking or hitting, or hot water, salt or other melting methods to remove the snow or ice as this may cause damage.
Enbridge Gas Distribution encourages customers to take these additional safety precautions:

  • Never pile snow against gas equipment or appliance vents
  • Don't let snow or ice block your vents as this could cause dangerous carbon monoxide to build up indoors
  • Be careful when using a shovel, plow or snow blower near gas equipment or appliance vents

If snow or ice build-up on natural gas meters or regulators cannot be gently removed with a broom or car brush, call Enbridge Gas Distribution for assistance at 1-877-ENBRIDGE (362-7434).

If you have an emergency such as the smell of natural gas or are reporting a pipeline or meter damage (including by falling trees or branches) call Enbridge Gas Distribution’s emergency line at 1-866-763-5427 from a neighbour’s phone. If you have any difficulty reaching that line due to high call volumes or if you are experiencing symptoms of carbon monoxide, please contact the local fire department.
Enbridge Gas Distribution will continue to post important updates
Please be careful walking and driving in these icy conditions.  If you want to report damage caused by the storm, please call the City of Mississauga at 311.  


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