UPDATE: Heat, Gas Restored to Many Lawrenceville Residents After Problems on Coldest Day of Season

The gas department says the issue is related to the extremely cold temperatures. Crews are out helping residents turn their furnaces back on.

Many residents in the City of Lawrenceville woke up to no heat on the coldest day of the season. (Credit: Bing Images)
Many residents in the City of Lawrenceville woke up to no heat on the coldest day of the season. (Credit: Bing Images)
Update 4:20pm - The City of Lawrenceville says pressure has been restored "to some degree." If you have an electronic ignition on your furnace, it should start automatically when the thermostat triggers the heat to come on. Residents with an electronic switch need to flip the switch off and then on again to restart their furnace. If you still need assistance, you can call the City Gas Department at 770-963-3332 to have a technician come out and help you. They will restart your unit or pilot for free.

"Pressures are returning and we have a full crew of employees out lighting furnaces and water heaters," said Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson in an email to Lawrenceville Patch.

Update 11:45am - 
The City of Lawrenceville has posted on their website the issue is due to "unusually high demand." City employees will go door-to-door to relight those who lost pressure. Lawrenceville's gas department also services parts of Gwinnett, Rockdale and Walton counties.

Original Post 10:25am - 
Many residents in the City of Lawrenceville woke up to extra cold houses Tuesday morning. The subfreezing temperatures overnight caused issues for the City of Lawrenceville's gas lines.

"I woke up this morning and the upstairs unit was off and it wouldn't kick on," said city resident Eric Reid. "I turned on the gas fireplace and it was puttering." That's when he realized the issue may have been with the city's gas lines. 

"We're experiencing low pressure right now due to extreme cold temperatures," said Todd Hardigree, Assistant Director of the city's gas department.

Hardigree said the office is extremely busy with the high volume of calls and working on fixing the problem. He expects everything to be back to normal in the next few hours.

Reid said several parents at his children's day care also noticed the low gas pressure and said they were planning to call an HVAC repair man. 

With Gwinnett County schools closed today, Reid said he's concerned about the children home without any heat. 

"We've got an electric heater," said Reid. "We'll live and survive.

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Vanzetta Evans January 07, 2014 at 11:13 AM
The only answer I got was "in the next few hours," which is the answer they're giving everyone. Hopefully soon though.
jmcgmack18 January 07, 2014 at 11:46 AM
I had no heat this morning. I called LVille Gas company and could not reach anyone nor did I get a broadcast message of a low gas pressure situation. It cost me $45 dollars for my heating and air guy to check my system and verify that it was working fine but there may be a low gas pressure situation. He advised that this could happen randomly due to the lack of capacity, capacity planning and over building.
Vanzetta Evans January 07, 2014 at 12:01 PM
jmcgmack18, we just updated the story as you were commenting. There's a notice on the city's website now.
JR January 07, 2014 at 01:34 PM
I live at the Grayson Park Estates apartments, but am unable to check and see if my heat is working since I'm at work. Does anyone know the status of the heat at these apartments?
Vanzetta Evans January 07, 2014 at 01:57 PM
JR, try calling your apartment's office.


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