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Gas pressure loss causes Hobbs homes and businesses lose heat

HOBBS, NM (KCBD) - A major natural gas pressure loss has caused many homes and businesses to lose heat in Hobbs.  Zia Gas Company is working to restore pressure, but the weather is making that difficult.  All pilot lights must be relit by contacting Zia Gas Company at (575) 392-4277.

Hobbs Police issued the following release:

Early this morning, the City of Hobbs sustained a major natural gas pressure loss due to a malfunctioning compressor. The pressure loss caused many homes and businesses to lose gas pressure. This pressure loss resulted in many pilot lights going out. Zia Gas Company has been working to restore pressure but is being hampered by continued dangerous cold temperatures.

All pilot lights must be relit by contacting Zia Gas at 575-392-4277

Gas customers need to know that a loss of gas pressure may have caused the loss of their pilot light. Many gas furnaces will not automatically relight and will have to be manually lit. This should be done by professionals and caution should be used in relighting.

Many homes will be without heat and so the City of Hobbs has activated the Emergency Operations Center. Anyone with a need for information can contact the EOC at the following numbers:

575-393-4332

575-397-7672

575-397-7679

Please do not call 911 or emergency numbers for assistance.

Those in need of shelter can also call the above numbers for assistance in relocation and/or special transportation needs.

All citizens should be aware of additional potential problems associated with a loss of heat. Included:

1. Water pipes freezing. Water should be left dripping to prevent freezing.
2. Pets should be attended to properly.
3. Care should be exercised when attempting to relight pilot lights.
4. The elderly and sick need to be checked on and steps taken to protect them.

This could be an ongoing problem and everyone should take special caution. The forecasted temperatures will continue to be at a dangerous low.        

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