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November 19, 2008 at 12:00 AM EST

Gas Outage Affects More Than 400 Washington Gas Customers In Northwest D.C.

WASHINGTON, Nov 19, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Washington Gas announced that more than 400 customers in the Shaw neighborhood of Northwest Washington, D.C., experienced a temporary disruption in natural gas service. The interruption occurred last night and was caused by a closed valve in the service area.

The Kennedy Recreation Center at 1407 7th Street, N.W., is being used as a warming center.

Officials are surveying individual residences in the affected area to determine their heating needs. Many residents may be using alternate heating methods, such as space heaters. Fire officials remind that if space heaters are being used, at least three feet of space should be allowed around the heater. Also, the heater should be turned off if the room is vacated.

Washington Gas is working to restore gas service quickly and has begun to re-light appliances in affected homes.

Washington Gas and District of Columbia fire officials also remind the public that anyone smelling an odor of natural gas should call 9-1-1. Anyone in need of medical transport, should call 9-1-1.

Washington Gas apologizes for any inconvenience to our customers.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Washington Gas is a wholly-owned subsidiary of WGL Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:WGL).The parent company holds a group of energy-related retail businesses that focus primarily on retail energy-marketing and commercial heating, ventilating and air conditioning services.

Additional information about WGL Holdings is available on its Web site, http://www.wglholdings.com/.Go to http://www.washingtongas.com/ for more information about Washington Gas Light Co.

SOURCE: Washington Gas

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