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Residents can't use natural gas after pipeline bust in Mitchell County

Posted at 8:47 PM, Apr 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-05 20:47:10-04

CAMILLA, Ga. — Residents of Camilla and Pelham will not be able to use natural gas after a gas pipeline busted on Friday.

A main natural gas pipeline was ruptured Friday afternoon, according to the Camilla Fire Department.

They said the pipeline has been shut down for repair and to expect pilot lights on appliances to go out, as they will not have any available fuel.

CFD stated residents may smell the odor of rotten eggs once the pilot light extinguishes itself. This is just residual natural gas in the line. If you cook or heat with natural gas, you will need to make other arrangements to handle these tasks.

According to CFD, a current time frame for the return of natural gas service is expected to be Sunday evening at the earliest.

CFD said they will keep the citizens informed as to the progress of the repairs when updates are made available to them.

They said if you smell natural gas, do not hesitate to call 911, and your concerns will be investigated.