WESTON, W.Va. — Officials with Dominion Energy project all Lewis County residents to have restored natural gas services by Saturday evening.
Dominion spokeswoman Samantha Norris said as of 2 p.m. Friday, all DEWV customer meters in the Weston area were turned off successfully and gas had been placed back into the line.
“At this time, technicians are returning to individual houses and businesses to begin turning meters back on safely,” Norris said. “Of the 2,536 houses and businesses effected by this outage, 330 customers on a medium pressure line including both hospitals, have been restored.”
Norris said a station shutdown occurred early Thursday morning, causing gas inflow to the West natural gas plant. While the mechanical issue has been repaired, crews had to shut off individual dwelling meters so that they can return pressure to the line.
DEWV teams will continue to work until midnight Friday and resume work at 7 a.m. Saturday to return all customers to service before Christmas, Norris said.
“DEWV thanks the residents of Weston for your patience and cooperation as we work to restore service to the community,” she said.