New Jersey Natural Gas
NJNG PROVIDES WEEKLY UPDATE ON SERVICE RESTORATION EFFORTS01/04/2013 - 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 %|
|Ocean County Mainland||151,121||4,408||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
|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|
|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.
Renée Amellio, Media
Customer Services Department, Customer Inquiries