Most natural gas service restored in Tioga following outage

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TIOGA, N.D. (AP) - Montana-Dakota Utilities says it has restored natural gas service to the majority of customers who lost it in Tioga.

A team of utility workers was sent to Tioga Tuesday after natural gas service was disrupted for about 900 customers in the northwestern North Dakota community of 1,600. MDU spokesman Mark Hanson says about 150 customers are still without service at mid-morning Wednesday, which will be restored as soon as workers can access their home or business.

Hanson says the utility's natural gas supplier was doing work on their system near the town border station Tuesday and brought in a secondary fuel source while the work was being done. He says it appears there was a failure in the backup supply system, but that it's still under investigation.