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Posted on: November 18, 2010

[ARCHIVED] TECO Peoples Gas – Ft. Myers line break Wednesday, November 17, 4:30 p.m. update

TECO Peoples Gas crews and additional personnel continue to make good progress restoring natural gas service to the 6,000 residential and 1,200 commercial customers who lost service November 11 when a contractor damaged an eight-inch main, causing a major break in service to the Ft. Myers and Naples area.

On Thursday, November 18, the company will concentrate its restoration efforts in the neighborhoods of Fiddlers Creek and Mediterra East and Mediterra West, while continuing to work in the neighborhoods listed below:

• Fiddlers Creek
• The Brooks
• Tarpon Bay
• Mediterra (West)
• Tiburon
• The Reserve
• Estuary @ Grey Oaks
• Aviano
• Mediterra (East)
• Tuscany/Tuscany Reserve
• Quail Woods
• Treviso Bay
• River Reach
• Pelican Preserve
• Gateway
• West Bay
• Bella Largo
• Miromar Lakes (East)
• Miromar Lakes (West)
• The Rookery
• Porto Romano at Miromar
• Grey Oaks
• Aviano
• Pelican Landing
• Bonita Bay

Peoples Gas crews must enter a customer’s home or business to restore gas service and re-light pilot lights (see diagram), so it is important to have someone at least 18 years of age available at the home or business to allow crews to enter and take the necessary steps for restoration.

Safety is Peoples Gas’ No. 1 priority
While we work to restore service to our customers as quickly as possible, Peoples Gas asks that customers help keep themselves and the crews restoring service safe by not modifying their gas appliances or Peoples Gas equipment.

Customers should not turn off their gas supply at the main meter. Only emergency personnel or utility personnel should turn the valve on or off. A customer may turn off the gas for individual appliances at the appliance valve near each unit, but it is not necessary.
While we work safely, we also ask customers to be safe too. Peoples Gas and crews working on behalf of the company carry identification. Customers should ask to see it to help ensure their safety.

Peoples Gas is committed to keeping customers updated and is working to provide timely information about areas it will work tomorrow. Stay tuned to for the latest available information.

Media contact – Rick Morera – 813-334-7779

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