Gas neters and snow
With the substantial amounts of snow in recent storms and the high winds, energy crews are reporting several meters covered in snow and ice across the region. This build-up can cause the meter or gas appliance, like a furnace or hot water heater, to malfunction or to stop working. If a vent is blocked, carbon monoxide could build up in your home. Customers should use a broom or their hands to remove snow from a meter. Do not use a shovel because the hard tip could break the meter.