Duluth residents asked to lower thermostats to 62 this weekend


Duluth, MN (KROC AM News) – Duluth’s largest natural gas supply pipe has been damaged and thousands of residents are being asked to turn down their thermostats until it’s fixed.

Which can take all weekend.

The pipe was damaged on Thursday and repairs were expected to continue through the weekend. The city’s public works department says “Reducing the thermostats helps to make ensure that all businesses and homes are able to heat with the remaining gas in the system. Without customer assistance, neighborhoods risk a complete gas cut. »

The city has asked customers in the affected area to lower their thermostats to 62 degrees until further notice.

Temperatures are expected to range from 5 to 20 degrees (above freezing) through Sunday.

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