MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Companies that sell heating fuels in Vermont are urging customers to take extra precautions following this week’s heavy snow.
Matt Cota of the Vermont Fuel Dealers Association says people should make sure the vents from their heating systems are clear of ice and snow. Vent blockages can lead to dangerous buildup of carbon monoxide.
Cota also asks that customers make sure there’s a path open to fuel tank feed pipes and that there’s access to tanks located in backyards to speed deliveries.
Vermont Gas Systems, which provides piped natural gas to northwestern Vermont, is offering similar tips, especially that meters and vents should be kept clear of ice and snow.