ATMOS: Keep meters clear of snow, ice

RBC I Atmos Energy reminds its customers to keep the areas above and around your natural gas meter clear of snow and ice as heavy snow continues to fall around the state.

Buildup of snow or ice can cause significant damage to your gas meter and external pipes in addition to impacting the accuracy of meter readings and preventing quick access to your gas meter in case of an emergency.
 Here’s how to safely remove snow and ice from your gas meter and appliance vents: Carefully hand dig snow from around the meter and/or use a broom to sweep off the snow; Do not allow snow to accumulate on a roof that is directly over a gas meter; If using snow and ice removal equipment on rooftops, use extreme caution while diverting it away from the meter; and Do not allow snow or ice to pile up against the meter when snow plowing or shoveling a yard or street.
For additional winter safety tips, please visit www.atmosenergy.com/wintersafety.
As a safety reminder, if you smell natural gas, leave the area immediately and then call 911 or our 24-hour emergency number at 1-866-322-8667.