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Heavy snow causes 2 gas leaks in 24 hours in South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue responds to a gas leak.
Provided / City of South Lake Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Recent snow caused two gas leaks in 24 hours.

South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue crews responded Wednesday morning to a second gas leak in 24 hours. The cause, according to a press release from the city, was snow piled on the meters.

The occurrence is not unusual, but it is preventable.

“This is an easy thing to do, and something people often forget,” said Jeff Meston, SLTFR fire chief, said in a press release. “A build-up of snow and ice puts additional pressure on the meter and can cause leaks inside your home. It’s a situation that could turn dangerous very quickly.”

SLTFR recommends using a broom, snow brush or your hands to remove snow and ice from your gas meter. Don’t ever strike your gas meter to remove ice and snow, the city cautions.


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