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DEEP FREEZE-OHIO-NATURAL GAS
Arctic blast prompts natural gas company to ask Ohio customers to conserve usage as precaution
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, January 6, 2014 11:58 AM EST
A natural gas company in western Ohio is asking customers to dial back their usage over the next few days as temperatures approach record lows.
The company sent out automated calls Sunday to 57,000 customers in nine counties in western and northwestern Ohio.
The warnings to conserve natural gas alarmed some people who called the company to ask if their natural gas supply could run out.
A Dominion spokeswoman says she thinks it's the first time the company has asked customers to watch their usage.
She says 10 of their largest industrial customers have agreed to cut back.