Vermont Gas urges everyone to keep safety in mind during winter storms and snow removal.
KEEP METERS CLEAR OF SNOW AND ICE
Snow and ice accumulation may interfere with the operation of natural gas meters and regulators, or may slow access in case of an emergency. Keep meters and regulators clear of snow and ice by using a broom or by hand – not a shovel.
Be careful when using a snow blower or plow to avoid damage to the meter.
If your meter gets encased in ice or if it makes an unusual noise, contact Vermont Gas at 863-4511.
KEEP APPLIANCE VENTS CLEAR OF SNOW AND ICE
Drifting snow may block appliance intake and exhaust vents, whatever the fuel source. If a vent is obstructed, the appliance may malfunction or create a potentially hazardous condition, such as a dangerous build-up of carbon monoxide. Keep vents clear of snow and ice.
WATCH FOR FALLING ICE/SNOW
Homeowners should be alert to potential ice build-up on rooftops. Falling ice and snow can damage utility meters or regulators. Homeowners can contact qualified roofing contractors for safe removal of snow & ice accumulation above utility meters and regulators.
CONTACT VERMONT GAS IF YOU SMELL A GAS ODOR
Anyone who smells a gas odor should leave the area and immediately call Vermont Gas at 863-4511.