Pipeline break cuts off gas near Rocky Mountain House
A break on a pipeline owned by TransCanada has left some people north of Rocky Mountain House without gas.
The incident happened around 5 a.m. Tuesday roughly 10 kilometres away from the community, according to TransCanada spokesman Shawn Howard.
Howard says no one was injured in the rupture and the pipeline was shut down.
The Transportation Safety Board and National Energy Board have been notified and are investigating the incident.
Vic Kelly, the manager of the Rocky Gas Co-op, says customers should use other fuel sources until the gas is turned back on.
"Once your supply is restored, they ask that you please reduce your use of gas during the next few days — turn your thermostat down, burn other fuels, etc.," stated an Alberta Emergency Alert.
"Alternate sources of gas during this period are limited and they wish to ensure a minimum supply is maintained while system repairs are completed."
For more information contact the Rocky Gas Co-op at 403-845-2766.
With files from the Canadian Press