High Volume of 911 Calls Reporting Gas Odor Throughout The City of Charlotte

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If you live in Charlotte and you smell a gas odor outside, the city is asking that you do not call 911 unless you see smoke or fire.

The City of Charlotte just send out the following alert to residents:

“WE ARE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING A HIGH 911 CALL VOLUME RELATED TO THE ODOR OF NATURAL GAS, THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF CHARLOTTE. WE BELIEVE THAT WEATHER ‘AN INVERSION’ IS KEEPING THE ODOR CLOSE TO THE SURFACE, MAKING IT EASY TO SMELL. WE ARE WORKING WITH PIEDMONTH NATURAL GAS TO DETERMINE THE SOURCE OF THIS ODOR. THERE IS NO NEED TO REPORT THIS ODOR UNLESS YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY OR YOU FEEL THAT THIS ODOR IS COMING FROM YOUR HOME OR BUILDING.”

CMPD also sent out a statement saying that the Charlotte Fire Department is working with the National Weather Service to determine the exact cause of the city-wide odor issue.

 

According to meteorologist Brad Panovich, the odor “is being exaggerated by a strong low-level temperature inversion”

Have you smelt gas today?

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