MONT ALTO, Pa. - Classes will resume at the Penn State Mont Alto campus this morning after a malfunction in a natural gas substation Sunday morning caused more than 1,800 residential and commercial customers to go without service.
Nearly 80 Columbia Gas employees from Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia worked Sunday and throughout the day Monday to restore service.
By 6 p.m. Monday, service had been restored to more than 600 customers, said Rob Boulware, spokesman for Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania. He works out of the company's Pittsburgh office, but he spent Monday in Chambersburg, Pa.
All customers can expect to have their service back sometime today, Boulware said.
The malfunction was discovered after a Mont Alto-area customer called the company around 9 a.m. Sunday complaining that the gas service was out. Workers tracked the problem to a malfunctioning heater at the regulator station in Mont Alto.
The regulator reduces pressure from an incoming high pressure gas line and sends it through the local pipeline network, Boulware said. Columbia buys the gas from other companies, he said.