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Gas service off in Mount Vernon - update 12-13-17 4 p.m.

Approximately 20 Centerpoint Energy employees gathered at Little Creek Park this afternoon. They spent the morning visiting homes and businesses turning off every gas meter in the first stage of getting gas service restored.Update 12-13-17 4 p.m. - Approximately 20 Centerpoint Energy employees gathered at Little Creek Park this afternoon. They spent the morning visiting homes and businesses turning off every gas meter in the first stage of getting gas service restored. After the major repair is completed in Camp Co., the gas lines will need to be flushed. Then the employees will then have to visit each customer's home and business for an inspection to make sure it is safe to turn each individual meter back on. Someone over 18 years-old will need to be at the location. There are about 5,000 customers affected by this outage.

12-12-17 9 p.m. - Gas service through Centerpoint Energy is down for the Mount Vernon area. The problem with the gas line is located in Camp County and affects Mount Vernon, Mount Pleasant, Winfield, and Talco. Crews were to be on scene Wednesday morning, but no estimated time of repair was provided.