Columbia Gas pushes back deadline to restore service to those affected by explosions
Friday, 26 October 2018 This story was originally published on WBUR. State officials and Columbia Gas announced Friday they are pushing back the utility's original deadline to restore all heat and hot water to homes and businesses in the Merrimack Valley to Dec. 16. Columbia Gas initially promised to restore services in the wake of last month's gas explosions in Lawrence, North Andover and Andover by Nov. 19. Joe Albanese, the chief recovery officer appointed by Gov. Charlie Baker to oversee the recovery efforts,…
The utility company blamed for natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts' Merrimack Valley last September responded to a possible over-pressurization of their lines in Monson Tuesday afternoon.
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