Columbia Gas expected to have service restored late Wednesday to all but a handful of the 1,136 South Toledo customers whose gas was cut off Tuesday afternoon over a faulty valve.
Chris Kozak, a utility spokesman, said the only exceptions would be residents who weren’t home to allow Columbia employees in for access to gas meters and to relight the pilots on natural-gas appliances.
The outage occurred Tuesday in an area bounded by Schneider, Byrne, and Glanzman roads, and South Detroit Avenue. Columbia Gas said a valve at a regulator station failed as gas demand increased there.
By 9 p.m. Wednesday, service to about 1,000 of the affected customers had been restored, and Mr. Kozak said crews would be in the area late into the evening to get to as many homes as possible. Notices were left at unoccupied homes.