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Snow Precautions

Emergency Info

Suspect a natural gas leak?
Call 911
And Southwest Gas immediately at
whether you're our customer or not.

Si usted sospecha una
fuga de gas natural,
llame al 911
Y a Southwest gas al
Inmediato, si usted es nuestro
cliente o no.

Show Shelter

If you live in an area that receives heavy snowfall, extra precautions are needed to ensure that gas piping, meters, and outdoor appliances remain safe.

Help protect against potential damage:

  • Install a structurally engineered shelter above your natural gas meter to prevent snow and ice accumulation. For more information on how to build a snow shelter or for a contractor referral, click here or call 1-800-654-2765. You can also download the blueprints for an approved meter shelter for your area.
  • Use a broom, instead of a shovel where possible, to clear snow or ice off natural gas meters and outdoor appliances (including regulators, associated piping, and propane appliances).
  • When shoveling or plowing, don’t pile snow on gas meters or outdoor appliances.
  • Keep all outside gutters free of leaves and debris, including those above or near the natural gas meter and outdoor appliances.
  • Natural gas appliances require proper exhaust and ventilation. It’s important to know the location of air supply and exhaust ducts, and keep them free of snow, ice, leaves, or other debris. Keeping vents clear can prevent operational problems for appliances and the accumulation of carbon monoxide in buildings.
  • If you live in California, make sure your residence has functioning carbon monoxide alarms as required by Health and Safety Code §17926.