PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL - Early Tuesday morning, the TECO Peoples Gas gate station that serves the Jupiter and North Palm Beach County areas experienced a loss in pressure that impacted approximately 10,500 customers. The reason for the drop in pressure is under investigation, but it appears to be related to an overnight heavy thunderstorm.
The natural gas system's loss of pressure does not appear to be from a rupture or leak.
Peoples Gas is beginning the process of restoration to customers as quickly and safely as possible and will be using more than 250 technicians from across the Palm Beach area as well as Miami and Fort Myers to assist in this effort.
We expect to start isolating the main distribution lines and begin restoration late tonight. The exact restoration time has not been determined; however, it is expected to be several days and could run into the weekend with critical facilities such as hospitals taking first priority.