(NECN: John Moroney, Methuen, Mass.) - Hundreds of people in Methuen, Massachusetts have been without gas heat since last night. Crews say it could still be a while before the problem is solved.
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.
A shelter has been set up at the Timothy Grammar School at 45 Pleasant View Street.
All schools in the city have been closed for the day.
For information and assistance regarding gas outages, please call the Methuen Fire Department at (978) 983-8940.