Columbia Gas of Virginia Working With City of Lynchburg to Repair Damaged Gas Main at 6th and Clay Streets

Thursday, May 16, 2013

For Immediate Release

Contact: Jennifer DuBois
(804) 768-6463 office
(804) 658-8179 cellular 

CHESTER, VA. – May 16, 2013 – Columbia Gas of Virginia is responding to a facility damage at the intersection of 6th and Clay Streets in Lynchburg, Va. The company’s 2” gas main was damaged when a piece of heavy equipment operated by a third-party contractor fell into a hole and struck the gas line. No injuries or evacuations have been reported.

crews are working with Lynchburg city officials and emergency responders to safely remove the heavy equipment so company crews can inspect the gas main and make any necessary repairs. Gas service to approximately 10 customers has been interrupted and will be restored later today when the repairs are complete.

Customers who have questions may contact Columbia Gas at 1-800-543-8911.

About Columbia Gas of Virginia
Columbia Gas of Virginia, with headquarters in Chesterfield County, is one of 7 energy distribution companies of NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI). Columbia Gas of Virginia serves more than 244,000 customers in portions of Northern Virginia, Hampton Roads, suburban Richmond, Central Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley, the Lynchburg region and parts of Western Virginia. NiSource distribution companies serve 3.8 million gas and electric customers primarily in seven states. More information about Columbia Gas of Virginia is available at

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