July 1, 2014 4:17 pm

SaskEnergy cuts gas to over 300 flooded customers

SaskEnergy cuts gas to over 300 customers due to flooding; makes locating gas lines in flooded regions a priority.

Matt Myers/Global News

REGINA – SaskEnergy is asking anyone affected by flooding to contact them with flood-related concerns, including restoring natural gas service or relighting appliances.

The crown utility said it has shut off over 300 gas services in communities affected by flooding and has received more than 350 calls over the past two days for flood issues.

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NEED TO KNOW: Important Saskatchewan flood contact numbers

Officials said the number of calls has decreased since late Monday afternoon.

Anyone doing flood-related ground disturbance work such as cutting roads, trenching or ditching should call Sask 1st Call at 1-866-828-4888 to arrange for an emergency line location.

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Sask 1st Call is making flood-related calls a priority at this time.

If water has contacted gas appliances, a licensed gas contractor should check the appliance first to determine if gas service can be turned back on.

SaskEnergy said customers whose appliances have not contacted water and have dry basements can reach them at 1-888-700-0427 to have their gas service turned back on.

MORE: Flooding forces more Saskatchewan communities to declare emergencies

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