South Park neighborhood without natural gas
SEATTE - About 800 homes in the South Park neighborhood remain without natural gas service as roughly 50 Puget Sound Energy crews work to ignite pilot lights inside all the homes.
Natural gas was shut off to 1,100 homes Wednesday afternoon as Puget Sound Energy workers fixed a gas pump.
One crew member walked through Sally Myers home to light the pilot lights in her water heater, stove and furnace.
"My hands are cold," Myers said. "I actually have a sweatshirt on, another shirt on underneath, and my coat just to stay warm."
Puget Sound Energy spokesman Ray Lane is asking homeowners not to light their own pilot lights because of the risk involved.
Homeowners can leave their porch lights on to signal for help, but officials say it could take a few days to get all the power restored.