Some Connecticut Natural Gas customers in Berlin were without heat for hours during a brutally cold weekend because of defective regulator, which is affecting getting natural gas to some customers.
The affected houses on Farmington Avenue, Lower Lane, Worthington Ridge, Hudson Street, Overhill Drive, Fernstead Lane and Walden Court were without natural gas service from 4 a.m. until nearly 6 p.m. Sunday.
CNG estimates 270 customers were affected. The company sent representatives to each affected home to purge the gas lines.
The McGee Middle School on Norton Street was opened as a warming center.
This outage happened as exceptional cold gripped Connecticut, with temperatures as low as -18F in Litchfield County.
At Bradley Airport the mercury dipped to -12F making this the coldest temperature since 1996. In Bridgeport the temperature hit -5F making this the coldest morning since 1984 and the third coldest temperature recorded at Sikorsky Airport.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning for the entire state today.
Wind chills are dropping near -30F Sunday morning which can result in frostbite in as little as 15 minutes.
Temperatures will remain brutally cold through the day Sunday with wind chills well below zero and temperatures remaining in the single digits for most of the state through the afternoon.
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