PSNC Begins Repairs To Gas Line
PSNC Energy begins repair to damaged 12-inch natural gas line. Western North Carolina customers are asked to conserve overnight.
PSNC Energy crews responded to a gas line fire in Asheville this afternoon and valved off the 12-inch damaged pipeline in the area of Sand Hill Road and Enka Lake Road in western Buncombe County - extinguishing the fire at 5:35 p.m. Crews are now focused on assessing the cause and making repairs.
There are no reports of injuries. Residential service has not been interrupted. However, in an effort to avoid possible loss of residential gas service, PSNC Energy urges customers in the Western Buncombe, Madison, Swain, Jackson and Haywood counties to conserve gas use during the overnight repair period. Once the repair work is completed, PSNC Energy will begin working to restore natural gas service to the affected customers.
Photo by Asheville Fire Department.