Utility and Other Announcements and Notices
Report National Grid Outages - Updated August 2019
For Electric Outages (800) 465-1212 - For Gas Outages (800) 233-5325 or 911
FOR GAS EMERGENCY'S - If you smell gas anywhere, including in your home, go outside and call (800) 233-5325 or 911 Immediately.
Do not assume that someone else has already reported the emergency. Help us keep your community safe! We consider any of the below a gas emergency:
- You smell gas or suspect a gas leak.
- There is an abnormally high or low flame or no gas in all your gas appliances.
- Gas to an appliance or heating unit cannot be shut off.
- There is a continuous flow of water leaking from your gas heating unit or water heater.
- Gas pipes are making unusual noises like roaring, hissing or whistling.
- You notice dead vegetation that does not have a cause to be there.
- You see a white cloud, mist, fog or bubbles in standing water.
- There is an odor other than natural gas that is irritating to your eyes, nose and/or throat or someone is exhibiting symptoms of carbon monoxide exposure such as headache, nausea, lethargy, disorientation and combativeness.
As every report of a gas leak is a potentially hazardous situation, we recommend you evacuate the premises along with any family members and pets and wait for our technician to arrive.
DO NOT Under Any Circumstances:
- Touch any electrical or light switches, doorbells, phones or anything that could cause a spark such as any appliances or thermostats.
- Turn any electrical equipment on or off.
- Pull plugs from outlets.
- Smoke or light matches.
DOWNED POWER LINES SAFETY - Always use extreme caution near wires and power lines—for your own safety, assume they are live and deadly.
If you see a downed line, keep everyone away and report it to us at 1-800-465-1212 immediately. Repairing downed power lines can be dangerous work, so please drive carefully when you spot our repair crews on the road.
Downed Power Lines - If you see a downed power line, NEVER:
- Touch downed power lines or anything coming in contact with fallen lines
- Walk beneath overhead equipment, lines, or wires near a downed line
- Touch someone who is being electrically shocked
- Handle or cut utility poles
- Burn old poles as firewood—this will expose you to the chemicals used to treat and preserve them
National Grid Statement on Pipeline Safety - September 2018
There is nothing more important than the safety of our customers, our employees, and the public. As an industry leader in adopting enhanced standards for pipeline safety management – having adopted the pipeline safety management system recommended by the American Petroleum Institute (API1173) – National Grid goes to great lengths, including considerable emergency planning preparation, continuous monitoring of our system, training of our workforce, performing regular inspections and maintenance of our gas system, and making extensive investments in our gas infrastructure, to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to our 930,000 gas customers in Massachusetts. We have assured our customers that our gas system is performing normally and we remain committed to keeping an ever-vigilant eye on safety, continuous improvement and best practices.
Lynn Landfill Update: February 14, 2019
PROVISIONAL DECISION ISSUED FOR COMMENT- 02/14/2019
See page 4 for information on deadline and how to submit comments
RE: LYNN-Solid Waste Management
Lynn Landfill Off Riley Way
FMF Number: 39445
BWP SW45/Any Facility-Presumptive Approval Application Number:
Conceptual Project Approval
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Northeast Regional Office, Bureau of Air and Waste, Solid Waste Management Section (MassDEP) has reviewed your application, catego1y BWP SW45 Any Facility- Presumptive Approval, Application Number: 18-SW45-000024-APP (the Application) for MassDEP approval of a conceptual closure plan for the Lynn Landfill located off Riley Way in Lynn, Massachusetts (the Landfill).
Langdon Environmental LLC of Southborough, Massachusetts (Langdon) prepared and submitted the Application to MassDEP on behalf of Lynn HarborPark, LLC (Lynn HarborPark). MassDEP received the Application on December 23, 2018. Supplemental Information to support the Application was submitted on February 8, 2019.
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