6,000 customers without gas heat until Monday in Discovery Bay

The supervisor's office issued a statement to residents at 4:50 p.m. telling residents of the outage.

PG&E spokeswoman Jacqueline Ratto said the recent cold weather in the Bay Area prompted the service disruption.

Residents with gas heaters, gas water heaters, gas stoves, gas fireplaces and other gas appliances must plan to be without the devices until about 5 p.m. Monday.

Ratto said PG&E officials have opened a warming center at Timber Point Elementary School at 40 Newberry Lane in Discovery Bay, a community in unincorporated Contra Costa County.

The low temperature in the Discovery Bay area Monday morning will be in the low to mid 30s and the high temperature Monday will be about 50 degrees, National Weather Service forecaster Bob Benjamin said.

From PG&E:

Due to a recent cold snap in our service area, we are experiencing a service disruption in the gas facilities that serve customers in Discovery Bay. In order to make the needed repairs as quickly and safely as possible, we need to temporarily suspend gas service to some customers in the Discovery Bay area. We are working to restore gas service safely and as quickly as possible to restore service to our customers, but we expect the outage to last through Sunday night.

Actions we are taking
We have opened up a warming center at Timber Point elementary school, at 40 Newberry lane in Discovery Bay, offering residents meals and a warm place to rest. We will continue to update this page with other warming center locations, as they become available.
PG&E gas service representatives will be going door to door in some locations, asking customers for access to their property to conduct pilot light tests. These tests should be brief and we appreciate our customers assistance in helping us perform these tests.

Important gas safety information
If you smell gas, Get everyone outside immediately to a location where you can no longer smell natural gas
Do not use electrical switches, appliances or telephones because sparks can ignite gas. Do not check for a gas leak with a match or an open flame
Call 911 immediately, then call PGE at 1-800-743-5002