New Jersey Natural Gas
NJNG PROVIDES WEEKLY UPDATE ON SERVICE RESTORATION01/18/2013 - For Immediate Release
New Jersey Natural Gas today provided the following update of our restoration of the storm-damaged portions of our system:
This week, we made 427 meters ready for natural gas.
In the areas of the peninsula where we can safely restore service, we have 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 650 feet of main in Lavallette.
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|
|Bergen, North and South Lagoon, Channel||Mantoloking||Complete|
|Sailfish, Dawn||Normandy Beach||Complete|
|Marshmallow, N. Lagoon, Hayes, Jacobsen||Normandy Beach||Complete|
|Broad, Ellison, Normandy, Arrow, 7th, Lake||Chadwick Beach||Complete|
|Harding, Coolidge||Ortley Beach||Complete|
|Ocean Terrace||Seaside Heights||Complete|
|Bay, Arnold, Tunney, Hiering, Bayside||Ortley Beach||Complete|
|Trenton, Newark, Elizabeth||Lavallette||Complete Baltimore to boardwalk|
|East Plover||Ocean Beach||Complete|
|West Central Avenue (Route 35)||Chadwick Beach||Complete Norman to 4th|
|O Street||Seaside Park||Complete|
|Princeton/Jersey City/New Jersey/Brooklyn||Lavallette||Complete Ocean street ends|
|K Street||Seaside Park||1/22|
|2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, Ocean Terrace||Normandy Beach||1/18 East of Route 35|
|Barnegat Lane||Mantoloking||1/23 Bergen to Herbert|
|East Avenue||Mantoloking||1/22 Newman to Lyman|
|8th, from Baltimore to Bay and Richmond||Ortley Beach||1/18|
|4th and Dellmuth, from Washington to Bay||Ortley Beach||1/18|
|Tarpon, Dolphin, Marlin, Albacore, Holiday, Dune, Surf||Ortley Beach||1/19|
|Harding Avenue north to Dover; east of Route 35 South||Ortley Beach||1/30|
|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.||Ocean Beach||TBD Oceanfront|
|Albertson Street||Mantoloking||TBD Runyon to the bay|
|3rd, from Railway to Bay; Shuster, from Washington to Bay; Washington, from 3rd to 2nd||Ortley Beach||TBD|
|7th Avenue, from Route 35 North to Oceanfront||Ortley Beach||TBD|
After a street is successfully re-pressurized, it will take two to three days to re-establish the meters and service lines 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 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