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Keep your meters snow-free and safe

by Amy Bunton
December 13, 2016

Safety, Natural gas, Customer service

We all look forward to the fun things that come with winter months, like skiing and snowshoeing or hot tubbing and hot chocolate, for the less adventurous type. But that fluffy white stuff also brings some potential safety hazards. Keeping your natural gas meter clear of ice or snow means you, the meter reader or emergency responders can reach it at all times.

Clear a path to your meter whenever you shovel your driveway to make sure it can be accessed safely. Also, make sure you clear the ice and snow from your meters by:

  • Removing any built-up snow by hand until the regulator and shut-off valve are clear

  • Never kick or hit the meter to break ice or snow build-up
  • Don’t use a snowplow or blower near your meter
  • When shoveling snow, don’t push the snow up against your meter
  • If ice builds up on your meter or regulator, call FortisBC at 1-888-224-2710