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Residents Asked to Lower Thermostats

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Early Saturday morning, the Trans Canada Pipeline exploded. And residents in the eastern part of the state are feeling the impacts. Natural gas energy suppliers who depend on the pipeline are trying to get the word out now.

"At church this morning I heard someone say we're supposed to turn it down to 60 degrees," says Fargo resident, Missy Hansen. "I said what's going on and they mentioned the break in the natural gas line and we're supposed to conserve to reduce stress on the system."

Many got a call early Sunday morning from their energy supplier telling them to turn down their thermostats to 60 degrees and avoid using all natural gas appliances in an effort to conserve the limited resource. But for some, that's just not going to happen...

"It told us to turn it down to 60 degrees," says Fargo resident, Kent Hannestad. "I have four kids in my house I can't do that."

But others can manage the cooler temps for the time being.

"We put some extra blankets on the bed," says Fargo resident, Kent Carlson. I was comfortable all night till this morning. I got out and I went all right, I have to bundle up a bit more.
It's really a small price to pay cause we can get blankets and warm up in the house. get a sweatshirt on. we'll make it just fine. if we can help relieve some stress that's what we should do."

So, stay warm, or at least warm enough...until local energy companies figure out how to get the priceless - at least this time of year - commodity, back into our homes at a degree we're all comfortable with.

 

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