Thursday, February 27, 2014

Longlac Without Heat & In State Of Emergency

Union Gas' regulating station in the Greenstone area isn't working today most likely because of the severe cold weather. Most of Longlac is now without heat impacting around 800 customers. The municipality has declared a state of emergency. Spokesperson Dave Sword says it's going to take a while before heat is restored hopefully homes can start to be re-lit this afternoon.  Union Gas is requesting people clear a path to their meters and the Municipality suggests keeping your water running so pipes don't freeze.  Mayor Ron Beaulieu says a warming centre has been opened at the Geraldton High School with transportation being provided.  Those residents with electric heat or a wood stove are welcome to stay in their homes, those who don't can stay overnight if they need to at the warming centre.