Duluth neighborhoods asked to dial back thermostats until further notice

Automatic thermostat
Residents east of Lake Avenue in Duluth are asked to keep homes heated to 62 degrees after a contractor hit a large gas main.
Jeffrey Thompson | MPR News 2009

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.

Your support matters.

You make MPR News possible. Individual donations are behind the clarity in coverage from our reporters across the state, stories that connect us, and conversations that provide perspectives. Help ensure MPR remains a resource that brings Minnesotans together.