February 15, 2012
Contact: Bob Innes
(804) 512-1425 - cellular
Update: 1:15 PM
Route 10 at Old Stage Road in Chesterfield County has reopened to traffic as of 1 PM.
Columbia Gas of Virginia crews remain on the scene to complete permanent repairs to the damaged pipeline. The company will restore service today to the few customers affected by this event.
Chester, VA –Feb. 15, 2012– Columbia Gas of Virginia is responding to a damaged natural gas pipeline near the intersection of Route 10 and Bermuda Triangle Road in Chesterfield County. The incident has resulted in the east bound lane of Route 10 being temporarily closed at Old Stage Road in Chesterfield County. The damage to the 4 inch pipeline is expected to be repaired this afternoon.
Columbia Gas of Virginia advises any person smelling natural gas (similar to rotten eggs) to take the following safety steps.
• If you smell the odor of natural gas inside, please leave immediately.
• Call 911 and Columbia Gas at 800-544-5606 from a safe location.
• Stay there until a gas company representative arrives, or leave a note on your door stating where you can be reached.
• If an appliance is out, do not attempt to re-light it –whether or not you smell the odor of gas. Columbia Gas representatives will restore service to your appliances.
• If you detect natural gas, do not use matches, electric switches or any kinds of appliances or motorized tools.