Many Snellville Residents Have No Heat on Coldest Day of Season

The city of Lawrenceville's gas department, which serves parts of Snellville, says the issue is related to the extremely cold temperatures.

Many residents in the area woke up to extra cold houses Tuesday morning (Jan. 7).

The subfreezing temperatures overnight caused issues for the City of Lawrenceville's gas lines, which provides service for parts of Gwinnett, Rockdale and Walton counties, including Snellville.

"I woke up this morning and the upstairs unit was off and it wouldn't kick on," said Eric Reid, of Lawrenceville. "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 of Lawrenceville'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.

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. 

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 Tuesday, 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.

Were you hit with no heat today? Tell us in the comments below. 
Jamie Dempsey January 07, 2014 at 12:41 PM
Apparently the City of Lawrenceville Utilities Department didn't realize that when it gets this cold, people are going to need to use their product...or they didn't get the memo that it was going to be cold...one or the other. But hey- my stove, oven and fireplace are all on (in diminished capacity)- I feel like if the stove is on, I ought to be cooking! So come one come all! Bring food and we can make the best of it! Maybe a pot of chili or soup???
Sarah Bakhtiari January 07, 2014 at 01:04 PM
A bowl of chili sounds so good right now.
Jada Daniel January 07, 2014 at 01:26 PM
LOL. I concur!!
Jamie Dempsey January 07, 2014 at 01:58 PM
Come on out! I need to go to the grocery...bring movies if you want (have a lot here too), but with chili, cornbread, movies and beer, what can be bad??? Seriously- call if you guys want to make a "cold day" of it.


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