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Gas service restored to all but 105 Elyria customers

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ELYRIA — As of 3 p.m. Sunday, Columbia Gas reported that service has been restored to all but 105 customers scattered throughout the Eastern Heights neighborhood.

Gas was shut off to 2,500 households for safety reasons after air got into the lines Thursday afternoon.

Service has been restored to all homes that technicians could access, according to the utility company.

Any customers without gas service are asked to call (800) 344-4077, and a technician will be sent to restore service.

Columbia Gas crews will work with the city to shut off water to any building where service is off to prevent water damage from frozen pipes, the announcement said.

Through the next few days, crews will return to fix any yards, driveways or roads affected by their work. Due to the coming winter weather, some final seeding/paving work will be done in the spring.

Elyria Schools also announced on its Facebook page that all schools will be open today.

Technicians will need to enter each home and business still without service to perform a safety inspection and relight gas appliances. All Columbia Gas employees carry a valid photo ID.

Residents are warned against attempting to relight appliances by themselves. Columbia Gas workers will inspect and relight appliances after gas service has been restored, the company said.

An adult must be present for Columbia Gas workers to enter the home.

Anyone who sought shelter at a hotel or meals due to the gas shutoff may request reimbursement if they have receipts to prove expenses. For expenses information, call (800) 915-9161.

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