By WECT Staff | May 21, 2021 at 12:02 PM EDT – Updated May 21 at 12:02 PM
RIEGELWOOD, N.C. (WECT) – Piedmont Natural Gas will perform routine pipeline maintenance near the intersection of John Riegel Road and Warren Lane in Riegelwood beginning Monday, May 24. Barring weather events that may affect the project, the work will continue until June 4.
These operations will include the use of a flare stack (a large vertical pipe), which could produce a loud noise and result in a tall flame being visible to nearby neighborhoods and businesses. People in the area also may notice a whistling sound or the smell of natural gas.
Flare stack operation is a controlled process that will be managed and monitored by Piedmont Natural Gas personnel in cooperation with local fire department resources.
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