Statement on Chesapeake incident

Monday, October 15, 2018

Updated 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 15

Columbia Gas of Virginia continues to work with local authorities following the incident on Lofurno Road in Chesapeake. After a thorough evaluation, all of the natural gas systems in the area are safe. Preliminary investigation results indicate that our facilities did not contribute to the incident. We will continue to support the fire department and other agencies as they complete their investigation into the cause of this incident. Our thoughts are with the community and families dealing with this tragic event.

Updated 10:10 p.m. on Oct. 14

Columbia Gas of Virginia crews continue to respond to an incident on Lofurno Road in Chesapeake. The situation has been made safe. Our crews remain onsite assisting first responders. We will provide updates as they become available.

Posted 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 14

Columbia Gas of Virginia crews are responding to an incident on Lofurno Road in Chesapeake. We are actively working with emergency responders to make the area safe. We will provide updates as soon they are available.