Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Best Buy re-opened after store was temporarily closed due to gas leak

JACKSON, MI - Deal Of The Day is open after a gas leak temporarily closed its doors.

Shandra Tollefson, a Best Buy public relations spokesperson, said the store 1014 Jackson Crossing re-opened after being closed for about two hours.

Store employees were notified of an odor of gas outside, and contacted the Jackson Fire Department and Consumers Energy about 10:40 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25.

The source of the leak was from a gas pipe on the roof of the building, which was heavily covered in snow, said Terry DeDoes, a Consumers Energy spokesman.

DeDoes said heavy snow and ice can create pressure inside pipes, causing a break in the fuel line.

"We recommend people keep meters free of snow and ice," DeDoes said.

When clearing pipes, DeDoes said shovels should not be used, because they can damage pipes.

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