Hundreds Still Without Gas After Water Leak in Montclair

Gas Company workers hope to have the meters restored by Sunday

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    Hundreds of customers were still without gas on Friday after gas and water lines began leaking earlier in the week. Workers hoped to have new gas meters installed at affected homes by Sunday. Tony Shin reports for the NBC4 News at 11 a.m.

    An underground gas and water line leak that began earlier this week was continuing to cause misery for hundreds of customers in one San Bernardino County neighborhood on Friday.

    A water line began leaking into a gas line on Wednesday morning and caused gas meters outside of homes to be destroyed.

    “Once that water got into our system it basically created over 1,000 outages,” said Bob Cruz, spokesman for the agency.

    Southern California Gas Company workers began replacing damaged gas meters from Montclair homes on Friday, but hundreds of customers were expected to be without gas through the weekend. More than 100 workers from all over Southern California were trying to fix the problem.

    For a small group of customers, the problem is even worse: they have no gas or water.

    “We know that the public has been inconvenienced,” Cruz said. “We apologize, but we’re working really hard to get them restored.”

    Officials said they hoped to have the new gas meters up and all problems fixed by Sunday. 

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