ALERT: Pipeline Maintenance Begins In Concord

CONCORD, N.C. — To avoid any unnecessary 911 calls, Piedmont Natural Gas officials put out a statement to let the public know they will be performing pipeline maintenance in Concord, N.C. Friday through April 27th.

Officials say the work will take place near Old Holland Road, and operations 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 may also notice a whistling sound or the smell of natural gas, according to a news release.

Officials say it’s important for residents to know about this work in advance to avoid any undue concerns and unnecessary 911 calls.