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November 19, 2013

Vectren issues safety reminders for the winter heating season

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* Alert neighboring property owners of the potential leak.

* Remain in a safe area until emergency personnel arrive and do not enter the home/business or neighboring premises.

In the event a gas leak is detected inside of a home or business, residents are reminded of the following:

* Leave the home or business of the gas leak, as well as areas where the odor of gas is noticeable, immediately.

* Do not use the phone or a cell phone while in the building. If you notice the leak while talking on the phone, do not hang up.

* Do not turn any lights, appliances or any electrical sources on or off.

* Do not light matches.

* Do not open or close windows.

* Do not start a vehicle if it’s parked in a garage that’s attached to the home/business of the suspected leak nor utilize an automatic garage door opener upon exiting.

* The activities listed above could trigger an ignition if gas has significantly accumulated.

* Call Vectren at 1-800-227-1376 from somewhere other than the location of the gas leak.

* Alert neighboring property owners of the potential leak.

* Remain in a safe area until emergency personnel arrive and do not re-enter the premises.

Please note: There is no charge to the customer for calling Vectren to inspect a potential gas leak. Vectren will respond 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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