11/05/2019 Updated Release from Charlottesville:

Approximately 590 city customers west of city are without natural gas due to overnight vehicular incident. Gas personnel are busy turning off gas meters. This task should be completed by 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 5.

The regulator station has been repaired, rebuilt and is ready to be put back in service. After the meters are all off and cataloged, all gas lines will then be purged (gas term) to 100% gas which we anticipate should take until about 10 a.m. 

After 10 a.m. the city will start lighting the customers where gas personnel go into each household/business to restore service. We do not yest have a time estimate for restoration of service, but the city will provide updates throughout the day. 

Customers with questions can call gas dispatch at (434) 970-3800.

The city will provide further updates as information becomes available on social media and on the city website.


11/04/2019 Release from Charlottesville:

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - A vehicular accident near the St. Anne's-Belfield Upper School has closed Ivy Rd and disrupted the City of Charlottesville's natural gas services for all neighborhoods west of Charlottesville's city limits. Customers in portions of Albemarle will not have natural gas service this evening and City Utility workers will need to visit every residence and business to turn off gas service overnight.

Impacted neighborhoods include:

  • Boar's Head
  • Ednam Forest
  • Old Ivy Rd.
  • U-Heights
  • Farmington
  • Belair
  • Broomley Rd

The City will start repairing the natural gas regulator station overnight, however gas services are not expected to be restored until sometime tomorrow during daytime hours at the earliest. Customers will be without hot water and heat if they are powered by natural gas.

There are no precautionary measures that need to be taken at customer homes and businesses. City staff will be present overnight in all impacted neighborhoods.

The two occupants of the truck were not injured and first responders and Utility workers remain on the scene at this time.

Customers with questions can call gas dispatch at (434) 970-3800.

The City will provide further updates as information becomes available on social media and on the city website.