Wisconsin Public Service is reminding residents the importance of carefully clearing snow and ice from natural gas and electric meters.
A WPS spokesperson says they have gotten a number of calls about customers raking or shoveling snow from roofs and causing damage to the meters. They say damage can be potentially dangerous as it may disrupt service or create gas leaks.
Falling icicles can also damage meters.
WPS asks customers to clear snow and ice with a gloved hand instead of using a shovel or rake.
They're also asking homeowners to make sure vents are clear as blockage cause the equipment to operate inefficiently, which could cause a buildup of carbon monoxide, or shut off.
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