Gas Customers Reminded to Call First to Report a Problem and Leave Meter Operation to Trained MGED Employees

Concerns raised in wake of northern Mass gas line incident

We at Middleborough Gas & Electric Department understand your concerns following the incidents in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover last night. We have seen many postings on social media and heard various reports about turning off your gas service.

We want to assure you that Middleborough Gas & Electric Department’s distribution system is operating normally and there are no concerns about the integrity of our system or the safety of our customers.

Although the news was reporting that individuals in the Lawrence, Andover and North Andover areas should turn off their gas, there are situations in which turning off the gas to your home can make a situation worse. We do not advise that a customer turn off gas to their home. Our employees are trained to address gas situations in a safe and reliable way. In the event that you think something is wrong, call us immediately.

If you suspect a problem, contact the Gas Division at (508) 947-1535, at any hour.