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Breaking news: Northern, 390 homes left without gas service

A total of 390 homes and much of Montana State University-Northern were left without gas service Friday after a mistake by workers.

Crews from around Montana were called in to help local staff, said NorthWestern Energy spokeswoman Claudia Rapkoch.

Workers shut off a zone valve, thinking there was an alternate source of gas for area homes, she said. There was not, and as pressure was reduced, service was cut off to residences, she said.

She was not sure what part of Havre was affected.

She said crews were visiting the affected homes and shutting off the service. That task was nearly completed F...


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