Snow and ice covering a meter

Removing Snow & Ice

During Alaska’s long winters, ice and snow can accumulate around the meter. Meters can be buried by snow falling from a roof or by snow plows. Additionally, be aware of icicles hanging from the roof which can damage the meter when they fall.

The stress of excess ice and snow may affect your gas meter or cause a leak.

Periodically throughout the winter, and especially after a heavy snowfall, carefully remove the snow and ice from your meter. When shoveling snow off your roof, make sure the snow doesn't land in front of or on top of your natural gas meter.

Keeping your meter clear of ice and snow will not only help keep you safe, it also allows first responders access to the meter in case of emergency. Large piles of snow can slow this response at a time when every second counts.

If you notice any damage on the meter, contact ENSTAR's emergency line and a service technician will come out to address the issue.

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