WOOD COUNTY, W.Va. (WTAP) - Dominion Energy has restored gas to 11 customers out of the 14 in Wood County that were turned off Tuesday.
The flood forecast levels changed enough that Dominion Energy was able to start restoring service to some customers on Wednesday.
Dominion Energy is continuing to monitor and will restore service to the rest of its customers in Wood County when it is safe enough.
UPDATE 2/12/19 10:18 P.M.
Dominion Energy says it will shut off natural gas services to 145 customers in the areas of Vienna, Parkersburg, Davisville, and Mineral Wells, possibly lasting until Thursday, due to flooding.
Dominion Energy issued this statement in an email WTAP Tuesday night:
"Due to the projected Ohio River flooding, Dominion Energy WV has turned off natural gas service to just over a dozen meters for emergency precaution along the low lying areas near the Little Kanawha and Ohio rivers. This includes dwellings that normally flood around 33.5 feet or below. No additional meters will be turned off tonight unless an emergency arises. Dominion Energy WV will continue to monitor flood prone areas and will commence with safety shut-offs throughout the day tomorrow, February 13 as needed. DEWV will restore gas service as soon as safely possible after the flood waters have receded. Customers should contact DEWV at 1-800-934-3187 with questions."
Dominion Energy has advised Wood County 911 that due to the already raised river line and potential of further flooding, Dominion Energy will be temporarily shutting off natural gas services to 145 customers in the immediately affected areas.
While Wood County 911 has not yet been given an exact list, Wood County 911 has been told it includes customers in the areas of Vienna, Parkersburg, Davisville, and Mineral Wells.
The currently planned shutoff begins Tuesday night at midnight and may continue until February 14, 2019.
To inquire directly with Dominion regarding outages, call 866-366-4357.