With Cold Weather Approaching, NYSEG Details Signs Of Natural Gas Leak

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SCOTT DETROW / STATEIMPACT PA

 SCOTT DETROW / STATEIMPACT PA

VESTAL, NY (WSKG) — As the calendar moves into colder months, natural gas customers should know how to spot a leak and what to do if a leak is suspected.

According to NYSEG there are three ways to identify a leak: by smell, by sound, or by sight.

Natural gas is odorless. A sulfur-like odor is added, making it smell like rotten eggs when there’s a leak.

When natural gas is escaping from a pipe, it may cause a roaring, hissing, or whistling sound.

Clouds of blowing dust or white mist, fog, or bubbles in standing water are all signs of a leak. Customers may also notice vegetation dying for no reason.

If you suspect a leak, go to a safe place and call 911.