Update from NW Natural Regarding Explosion at NW 23rd and Glisan

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October 20, 2016


Update from NW Natural

PORTLAND, Ore. — Here is a situation update from NW Natural (as of 9:45 a.m., Oct. 20):

  • NW Natural crews remain on the scene, coordinating with the Portland Fire Department and other investigators.
  • Gas service remains off to 118 customers.
  • The site needs to be cleared and released by investigators before we can begin to restore gas service.
  • Our employees continue to coordinate with the Red Cross, so anyone that has been displaced should call NW Natural 800-882-3377 and we will help make sure arrangements are made, or they can go to the Red Cross reception center at 1972 NW Flanders.

We continue to post updates on our website as they become available.

About NW Natural

NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) is headquartered in Portland, Ore., and provides natural gas service to about 718,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Oregon and Southwest Washington. It is the largest independent natural gas utility in the Pacific Northwest. Additional information is available at www.nwnatural.com.

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