Atmos A new online tool unveiled by Atmos Energy Saturday evening will hopefully make it easier for customers to know when they can call to re-establish service.

Atmos Energy director of governmental and public affairs Steve Matthews said that the “mobile-friendly interactive map” is available on the company’s website and “permits residents impacted by the planned outage to input their address and see if their home is ready for service reconnection.”

“The app is available both in Spanish and English,” he said. (more…)

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In an early morning press conference, Atmos Energy officials announced they would take the unprecedented move of shutting down service to 2,800 homes and replacing all lines and meters (photo by Bethany Erickson)

Almost a week since a deadly home explosion killed one child and prompted ongoing evacuations, Atmos Energy announced in an early morning press conference today that it would shut down gas service to 2,800 homes.

The company later announced that evacuations were continuing. The latest round is much farther north than the previous evacuations. At 2 a.m., they evacuated 30 homes in the Disney Streets (even numbered homes on Snow White, odd-numbered homes on Pinocchio, both between Sleepy Lane and Royal Lane). Shortly before 3 a.m., they evacuated another 16 homes along Pinnochio (even)  and Cinderella (odd), between Northaven and Sleepy Lane. (more…)