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Gas line problem almost left some in cold

December 8, 2006

Sylvester -- Some Sylvester gas customers were nearly left in the cold. Sylvester Water Gas and Light crews worked all day long to fix a low pressure problem in a gas line.

The city wanted to be sure residents in this Pinson Street housing complex would be able to heat their homes in the freezing weather. Gas workers say a valve problem caused pressure in the line to drop to zero pounds. It needs to be up around 18 to 20 pounds to provide sufficient gas to a home.

"It's going to be a cold night in south Georgia so it was a priority to get it up as soon as possible, and I want to commend the crew for getting out there and finding out what the problem was," said Sylvester Mayor Bill Yearta.

The city housing authority had shelters ready in case crews were unable to restore heat to residents by early Friday evening.

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