The situation for some residents could become even more uncomfortable if natural gas customers do not heed caution to conserve natural gas usage. Atmos just issued an “urgent alert” asking residents to reduce their energy use to help maintain natural gas supply for more critical human needs customers.
‘High demand of energy consumption due to historic cold weather could cause a loss of natural gas service to your home and/or business. Atmos Energy crews will be monitoring the inclement weather and assessing when service restoration can safely begin,” according an Atmos release. There are currently known outages in four areas: the Grand Prairie- Britton area, Arlington-Deer Cove area, Leander-Travisso area, University Park-Bryn Mawr area
“I just got this from Atmos,” Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell said of the urgent alert (below) he received from Atmos Energy. “I think things are getting very serious with regard to gas availability. We all need to get serious about curtailing a little usage right now before we lose gas all together for the remainder of this event. If everyone just curtails their usage a little we will get through this.”