(NECN: Steve Aveson, Methuen, Mass.) - With temperatures in the teens, you can imagine what it would be like to not have gas heat. That has been the case for people in Methuen, Massachusetts, who haven't had gas ever since a gas main in the city was shut down.
Schools across the city were closed today.
Due to a loss of pressure, a gas main in the city shut down, causing the gas outages.
Columbia Gas is in the process of restoring gas to all residences. Columbia Gas service personnel are going door-to-door to inspect natural gas appliances.