CONTRA COSTA COUNTY (KRON) — More than 6,000 PG&E customers in Discovery Bay are without gas until Monday night due to the recent cold weather, PG&E officials said.
PG&E officials had to shut off service in part of Contra Costa County to make repairs, a PG&E spokeswoman said.
The supervisor’s office issued a statement to residents at 4:50 p.m. on Sunday telling residents of the outage.
PG&E dispatched more than 200 gas representatives to the region in order to investigate a potential cause and conduct safety checks. Some of the employees have already restored gas to customers.
PG&E workers are going door to door to help restore power to individual homes in the area. It is advised to check the workerd badge to make sure they are an official PG&E worker.
Door hangers with instructions and contact information are being left at the homes of customers who were not present when a utility worker attempted a service restoration.
The recent cold weather in the Bay Area prompted the service disruption, said PG&E spokeswoman Jacqueline Ratto.
Residents with gas heaters, gas water heaters, gas stoves, gas fireplaces and other gas appliances were told they will be without the devices until about 5 p.m. Monday.
Ratto said PG&E officials have opened a warming center at Timber Point Elementary School at 40 Newberry Lane in Discovery Bay, a community in unincorporated Contra Costa County.
A second warming center has also opened at the Discovery Bay Community Center at 1601 Discovery Bay Blvd., PG&E officials said.
The low temperature in the Discovery Bay area Monday morning will be in the low to mid-30s and the high-temperature Monday will be about 50 degrees, National Weather Service forecaster Bob Benjamin said.
— Will Tran (@KRON4WTran) December 28, 2015