WESTON, W.Va. — 684 customers remain without natural gas service going into Saturday afternoon, according to a Dominion Energy spokesperson.
1,854 customers had service restored by 10 a.m. Saturday morning. More than 2,500 houses and businesses lost gas service early Thursday morning due to a mechanical issue at the West natural gas plant.
“For those customers not home at the time of service restoration, a door hanger will be hung with a phone number to call for a technician to return. If customers receive a door tag and see DEWV employees working in the area, service can also be requested directly from the technician rather than calling the number,” said Spokeswoman Samantha Norris.
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. In addition to the homes and businesses, two hospitals were impacted by the shut down. Schools were closed during the repairs.
There have been reports of people posing as Dominion employees in an attempt to gain access to homes impacted by the gas service shut down in Lewis County. Dominion reminded customers Friday night that their employees will be in marked vehicles. If they see these impostors, they should call 911.