Xcel: Make sure gas meters, vents free of snow/ice

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- With all the recent snow, Xcel Energy is reminding customers to clear natural gas meters and vents.

Xcel says that's key to avoiding natural gas buildup indoors due to vents becoming sealed when covered in ice and snow.

It recommends keeping the entire meter assembly clear by gently removing snow or ice from the meter, associated piping, and the roofline above the meter.

They also say to make sure to check that melting snow isn't dripping on the meter from the roof or nearby trees.