If you suspect a gas leak, LEAVE the area immediately (at least 300 feet away).
Once you are in a safe place, call 911 immediately, and then call Unitil at the emergency number for your state:
- Maine gas emergencies: 1-866-900-4460
- Massachusetts gas emergencies: 1-866-542-3547
- New Hampshire gas emergencies: 1-866-900-4115
Our emergency lines are monitored 24/7/365 by qualified personnel to assist you in the event of an emergency.
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If you suspect a gas leak, DO:
- Leave immediately. Move to a safe place, at least 300 feet away.
- Warn others to stay away from the area.
- Call 911 when in a safe location far from the gas leak.
If you suspect a gas leak, DO NOT:
- Do not try to turn off your gas meter.
- Do not use a lighter, match, candle, or open flames, or operate anything that could cause a spark (such as cell phones, lights, appliances, flashlights, a garage door opener or power tools).
- Do not open exterior windows or doors in an attempt to ventilate.
- Do not try to find the leak yourself or operate any pipeline valves.