Crews making progress restoring natural gas to Buffalo, MN
BUFFALO, Minn. - CenterPoint Energy plans a big push today to finish
restoring natural gas service to the central Minnesota town of Buffalo.
As of midnight, crews had restored service to 40 percent to 50 percent of
the affected 55-hundred homes and businesses.
CenterPoint spokesman Rolf Lund says crews continued to make progress during
the night -- and hope to have power fully restored by the end of the day.
Lunds says probably over 100 workers will be on duty today, restoring
service that was shut off yesterday after a problem developed during
Lows overnight dipped into the mid-30s in Buffalo. But no one used the
shelter that the American Red Cross staffed at the Buffalo Community Middle
Buffalo Police Chief Mitch Weinzetl (WYNE'-zet-uhl) says the temperature
drops weren't dramatic enough to force people out of their homes.
Schools will hold classes as usual today.