Updated 1:50 p.m.
Duluth officials are asking residents east of Lake Avenue to reduce thermostats to 62 degrees Friday to avoid a gas shutdown.
City officials said in a press release that a contractor in the Lincoln Park area drove through piling and hit a large gas main. City staff worked to shut off gas in the area.
Staff advised making the change as they worked to resolve the issue in order to “avoid the possibility of a neighborhood-by-neighborhood shutdown of gas,” initially until 11 a.m. Friday, but now extended until further notice.
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