*MEDIA ADVISORY* Salem, N.H. Officials to Brief Media About Major Gas Line Break

SALEM, N.H. — Municipal, public safety and utility officials will brief the media Monday afternoon about damage and restoration efforts after a gas line was damaged by a work crew earlier today.
Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 at 4 p.m.
Salem Fire Headquarters/Emergency Operations Center
152 Main St., Salem, N.H.
  • Salem Fire Chief Lawrence Best
  • Salem Police Officials Administrative Chief Brian Pattulo and Deputy Chief Joel Dolan
  • Salem Department of Public Works Representatives
  • Unitil Representatives
Approximately 335 natural gas customers have had their service shut down. The affected area includes Rt. 28/Broadway from approximately Rt. 111 all the way south to Friendship Drive and Rt. 97/Main Street from Rt. 28 all the way to Merrill Avenue. Geremonty Drive and homes on roadways off Geremonte Drive are also affected. This represents a significant portion of town, including parts of the town’s business district.
Salem’s schools, town hall, senior center and senior housing complex are all without gas service.
Unitil has given Salem an eight-hour repair timeline, and each customer will need to have their gas service manually restored by a gas technician.
Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.