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New Jersey Natural Gas

NJNG PROVIDES WEEKLY UPDATE ON SERVICE RESTORATION EFFORTS
01/04/2013 - For Immediate Release

New Jersey Natural Gas today provided the following update of its restoration to the storm-damaged portions of its system:

Area Customers Served Customers Without Service Outage %
Bayshore 20,020 493 3
Coastal Monmouth 58,636 743 1
Seaside Peninsula 15,982 2,477 15
LBI 14,239 101 1
Ocean County Mainland 151,121 4,408 3
Total 259,998 8,222 3

This week, we made 348 meters ready for natural gas, 162 of which are on the Seaside peninsula. 

In the areas of the peninsula where we can safely restore service, we have now rebuilt all available meters. We continue to repair the portions of our system that serve the more heavily damaged side streets where main or services were retired for safety reasons.  This week, we re-pressurized 3,000 feet of main in the Lagoon Drive area of Mantoloking, which serves Broad, Ellison, Normandy, Arrow, 7th and Lake; and 900 feet of main in the Sailfish area of Normandy Beach, which includes the blocks of Sailfish and Dawn that are west of Route 35 South.

We have completed, or expect to complete repairs and re-pressurize the following damaged side streets by the following dates:

Streets Municipality or Area Tentative Date for
Re-Pressurization
Baltimore, Elizabeth, Princeton, Bay Lavallette Complete
Marshmallow, N. Lagoon, Hayes, Jacobsen Normandy Beach 1/5
Broad, Ellison, Normandy, Arrow, 7th, Lake Chadwick Beach Complete
Bergen, North and South Lagoon, Channel Mantoloking Complete
Sailfish, Dawn Normandy Beach Complete
Harding, Coolidge Ortley Beach 1/7     West of Bay Boulevard
Bay, Arnold, Tunney, Heiring, Bayside Ortley Beach 1/8     Bay Blvd. and west
Trenton, Newark, Elizabeth Lavallette 1/9   Baltimore to boardwalk
East Plover Ocean Beach 1/10   Route 35 North to Ocean Rd
K Street Seaside Park 1/17
Ocean Terrace Seaside Heights 1/8     Porter to DuPont
Faber Lane Mantoloking 1/7
Princeton/Jersey City/New Jersey/Brooklyn Lavallette  1/15
O Street Seaside Park 1/8
Barnegat Lane Mantoloking 1/18    Bergen to Herbert 
West Central Avenue (Route 35) South Chadwick Beach 1/10    Norman to 4th
Heiring Avenue Seaside Heights TBD
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, Ocean Terrace Chadwick Beach TBD
Central, Pennsylvania, Railway east to ocean Ortley Beach TBD
8th, 4th, 3rd, Dellmuth, Shuster, Washington, Bay Ortley Beach TBD
East Avenue Mantoloking TBD     Newman to Lyman
West Kupper, Baytree, West Marion, Rte. 35 south Normandy Beach TBD
East Kupper, Neptune, Georgian, Deauville, Jeanette, 9th, Sunset Normandy Beach  TBD
Sea View Rd., Ocean Rd. (oceanfront) Ocean Beach TBD
Albertson Street Mantoloking TBD     Runyon to the bay 

After a street is successfully re-pressurized, it will take two to three days to rebuild the meters on that street. Once your meter work has been completed, you should see a tag on your meter, which indicates that your home or business has natural gas to its meter. As soon as you see the tag, and your home or business has electricity and is habitable and occupied, then you may have your own qualified technician determine that your natural gas system and equipment are safe for use, and turn on your natural gas service.

Updates on our schedule and progress are available at www.njng.com.

Federal, New Jersey and local safety codes prohibit tampering with natural gas meters and service lines. Even if natural gas service has not yet been restored to your area, this could significantly hamper efforts to restore service.

If you smell an odor of natural gas, leave the building immediately. Do not light matches, touch electrical switches or appliances, or use your telephone. From a safe location, customers should notify us of all gas leaks immediately at 1-800-GAS-LEAK.

Please remember that at least three business days prior to outdoor construction or digging, contractors and property owners – whoever is excavating – must call New Jersey One Call at 811 or 800-272-1000 and take the following steps:

  • Wait for the site to be marked with paint, flags or stakes. Yellow indicates the presence of underground natural gas lines.
  • Respect the marks and dig with care.
  • Hand dig only (no mechanized equipment) within two feet of buried piping and facilities.
  • Be mindful that inclement weather may wash away the painted markings.

For additional information, visit our Hurricane Sandy Resource Center at www.njng.com.


Contact:

RenĂ©e Amellio, Media
732-938-1144

Customer Services Department, Customer Inquiries
800-221-0051

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