10:30am UPDATE – Juneau Gas Leak

(Juneau) The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office has released an update on the natural gas leak affecting over 1100 homes in the Juneau area.  According to the update from the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office App, the department has been advised that technicians from Alliant Energy have been going door to door in Burnett and Minnesota Junction in an effort to re-light customer pilot lights.  Crews will then continue into the city of Juneau.  Alliant Energy has asked for the publics patience as they have 70 technicians in the field as part of the re-lighting process.  If no one is home when the technicians arrive, a door hanger will be left.  Affected Alliant Energy Customers will also be receiving a mass contact notification from the energy utility.

The service outage was caused by an accident that occurred yesterday around 230pm on HWY 26 near the Dodge County Airport outside of Juneau.  Utility workers were on scene throughout the night working to repair what was described as a significant natural gas leak.  While work was being completed a temporary warming shelter was established at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Horicon, and an overnight warming shelter was later opened at the Horicon High School.