While Monday's temperature was high by comparison with the past few weeks, it was not high enough for people to get by comfortably without heat.
About 25 Columbia Gas customers in Warren were without natural gas overnight Sunday. The addresses of those customers included Russell Street, N. South Street, N. Carver Street, Cornplanter Avenue, Madison Avenue, and Tyler Place, according to Sarah Perry, communications and community relations specialist for Columbia.
Perry said, "the issue has been resolved," as of 3:30 p.m.
"Crews are in the process of re-lighting appliances now," Perry said late Monday morning.
Columbia had at least eight vehicles at the work site at the intersection of South Street and Pennsylvania Avenue on Monday. An excavator with a drill was being used to dig up a section of pavement south of Pennsylvania late Monday morning. Another hole had already been dug north of the intersection.
The problem was related to low pressure, Perry said, and the low pressure was due to old pipeline.
That old pipelines can lead to low pressure is an example of the importance of updating infrastructure.
"We'll be upgrading pipe along North Carver Street, Madison Avenue, North South Street, Cornplanter Avenue, and Russell Street," Perry said. "We'll be starting the project this spring."
"It is an investment of over $800,000," she said. "These infrastructure projects are important so we can continue to provide efficient, reliable, and safe natural gas delivery."
Perry encouraged customers who experience difficulties with their service to call 888-481-1480.