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CONSUMERS POWER CO. REMINDS CUSTOMERS TO CALL THE UTILITY IMMEDIATELY IF THEY SMELL GAS

CONSUMERS POWER CO. REMINDS CUSTOMERS TO CALL THE UTILITY IMMEDIATELY
 IF THEY SMELL GAS
 JACKSON, Mich., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- In the aftermath of a natural gas explosion in downtown Rochester yesterday (May 20), Consumers Power Company today reminded its customers to call the utility immediately if they smell gas.
 "If you smell gas, get out of the building and call Consumers Power right away," said Kelly Farr, the utility's public information director. "Do not search for the source of the odor yourself," Farr added.
 If you don't have the local Consumers Power telephone number from your monthly bill or local telephone directory, call 911 or the local police department phone number and the dispatcher will notify Consumers Power, Farr said. To be safe, any odor that could possibly be gas should be investigated by professionals. If you are in an unlit house at night and smell gas, do not flip a light switch, which could ignite an explosion, the utility cautioned.
 Consumers Power also reminded anyone planning a project where any underground utility lines or overhead electric lines might be present to begin it safely by calling Michigan's MISS DIG utility damage prevention system at least three business days before starting work.
 By calling MISS DIG's toll-free telephone number, 800-482-7171, homeowners or contractors can expect utilities to mark the location of their underground facilities with color-coded stakes, flags or paint, or provide help when work is done near overhead electric lines.
 MISS DIG is a cooperative effort between the state's participating utilities, governmental agencies and contractors to protect people and utility facilities. Started in 1970 by Consumers Power and Michigan's other major electric, natural gas and telephone utilities, it expanded statewide to include the Upper Peninsula in 1976. MISS DIG receives an average of 2,600 calls per day at its 24-hour call center in Pontiac.
 Consumers Power Company, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy Corporation (NYSE: CMS), is Michigan's largest natural gas and electric utility serving almost 6 million of the state's 9 million residents in 67 of the 68 Lower Peninsula counties.
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 /CONTACT: Charles E. MacInnis, News and Information, Consumers Power Company, 517-788-0333/
 (CMS) CO: Consumers Power Company; CMS Energy Corporation ST: Michigan IN: UTI SU:


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