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Columbia Gas Now Conducting Andover Home Assessments On Street by Street Basis

Columbia Gas announced Saturday changes to its restoration efforts in the Merrimack Valley following the wave of destructive and deadly gas explosions there last month.

The company has cancelled all space heater evaluation appointments scheduled from this Friday onwards and instead will conduct one single assessment per house to determine all repair and replacement needs, the town of Andover announced in a statement Saturday.

The change is being made so that the company can consolidate its efforts by combining temporary heating assessments with home repair assessments into one meeting per house, rather than doing them in two separate waves.

Customers who need space heaters and are detemined to be able to safely use them will still receive space heaters at these appointments. Smoke and cardon monoxide detectors will also be given out for free.

Rather than making individual appointments with each house, Columbia Gas will notify towns which streets will be receiving assessments several days in advacne.

The town of Andover released the following schedule for street assessments in that town:

The following streets are scheduled for assessments today, Saturday, Sept. 29:

Central Street

Bartlet Street

Chapman Avenue

Chestnut Street

Judson Road

Locke Street

Main Street

Morton Street

North Main Street

Old South Lane

School Street

The following streets are scheduled for assessments tomorrow, Sunday, Sept. 30:

Kensington Street

Martingale Lane

Poor Street

Sherbourne Street

William Street

The following streets are scheduled for assessments on Monday, Oct. 1:

Buxton Court

Elm Street

Essex Street

Lewis Street

Main Street

North Main Street

Sweeney Court

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