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NorthWestern warns customers to be safe with snow and natural gas


Havre Daily News Staff

NorthWestern Energy issued a release Wednesday telling people that with the heavy snow and drifting snow — that led to Gov. Steve Bullock declaring emergencies Tuesday in several areas including the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation — they need to be careful with natural gas.

Deep and blowing snow can block heating and appliance exhaust vents, which can cause equipment to malfunction, resulting in a loss of heat or possibly a build-up of deadly carbon monoxide in homes and businesses, the release said.

Outdoor natural gas meters and equipment are designed to wit...

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